I got hurt on the job.
Do I really need a lawyer?

Work tells me I don’t need an attorney.  So what’s the downside if I don’t hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

The BWC tells me right on their website that they will help me – So why do I need a lawyer?

As you can see on other pages on our website, The BWC and your Employer BOTH have lawyers to represent their positions.
The BWC works to protect the “State Fund” from which compensation and benefits are paid.

Protect Your Legal Rights!
Don't rely on the your employer...
There are many benefits to which you may be entitled under Ohio Worker's Compensation Law
Employers works to keep its Workers' Compensation Premiums as low as possible by contesting claims
Don't be fooled in to think you don't need a lawyer. They have lawyers and you better have one too!
Retain an Attorney at the start of your BWC Claim

You need a Board Certified Ohio Workers’ Compensation Board Certified Specialist Attorney.

The OhioBWC has its’ lawyers and your Employer has its’ lawyers, so if a workers’ comp claim was really something you could do yourself, why does “the other side” have lawyers?

That fact alone should give you the “heads-up” that you need a lawyer representing you and protecting your right to medical treatment and money awards! And if you are going to pay the same 1/3 contingency fee, why wouldn’t you want a lawyer who is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist representing you?
And why does the OhioBWC require that your doctors and medical providers all become BWC Certified Providers? Obviously, to make sure you get the best medical care possible! So, wouldn’t you want an attorney specialist to represent you in your Ohio workers’ compensation claim?

THINK ABOUT THIS! Your family doctor sends you to a specialist when you need complex surgery on your spine. So, wouldn’t you want an attorney specialist to represent you in your Ohio workers’ compensation claim?