If your claim for worker’s compensation is denied, you will receive a letter of instruction detailing how you can appeal the decision. Keep in mind that even if your claim is approved, your employer always has the right to appeal as well.
To appeal the decision, you must file an appeal with the Industrial Commission of Ohio within 14 days of the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Order. This can be done online through the Industrial Commission Online Network (ICON) or it can be done in writing through the “Notice of Appeal – IC-12” form. You then mail this form to your local Industrial Commission service office.
Appealing a work injury claim is a complex process that requires detailed preparation and knowledge of how the worker’s compensation law works in Cincinnati. Failure to comply with all mandates can result in dismissal of your claim, or at the very least can further delay benefits.
How Long Do Worker’s Compensation Appeals Take?
First, it’s important to remember that appealing a workers comp denial is a legal process. You will be summoned to a hearing and the other party will most likely have retained a lawyer. You do not receive many chances to appeal, so consider bringing your own attorney to the process. Once you have submitted the appeal, you’ll have a district-level hearing date. The district’s decision can be further appealed to staff and finally commission levels, each with appeal times of 14 days from the date of the order.
Personal Legal Advocacy
If you are appealing a denial of a claim, contact the law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. We will explain every step of the process as we advocate for your legal rights. We feature a very small support staff. Your worker’s comp lawyer will be your primary source of contact, working with you directly to address your questions or concerns.