Workers’ Compensation

When you have been injured at work, you expect your employer to take care of you. Under most circumstances, Ohio employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for employees. However, even if you’re entitled to Ohio workers’ compensation benefits, you won’t automatically be paid. You must file a claim and prove your case. In many cases employers try to avoid paying or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation denies the claim for technical reasons. You need a tough, smart attorney on your side.

Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz L.P.A. have been helping injured workers in the Dayton, Ohio area for decades. No matter how you sustained your work-related injury or illness, we may be able to help. We are a client-centered law firm. We understand the effect your injury or illness has on your livelihood and we will work hard to help you obtain or retain workers’ compensation benefits.

Third-Party Claims

If you were injured or made ill at work by a third party, you may be entitled to compensation from a personal injury or defective product claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. Examples of third parties include:

  • other drivers
  • subcontractors
  • home-owners
  • other companies
  • defective product manufacturers
  • others

If you travel by vehicle as part of your job responsibilities and you are involved in a car accident, you may be able to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance. If you were hurt in an industrial accident caused by a subcontractor, you may be able to file a third-party claim against that person or company. If you were injured or made ill by a defective product while at work, you may be entitled to file a defective product claim against the manufacturer of that product. Our experienced attorneys will help you file your third-party claim and make sure you get the greatest possible payout.

Has Your Claim Been Denied?

This may be the first time you have had to deal with the complex process of filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and inexperience can be costly. One of the most common reasons workers’ compensation claims are denied in Ohio is because the work-related injury or illness was not properly documented. If your claim has been denied, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.

No Out-of-Pocket Cost

We know dealing with an attorney may be the last thing on your mind when you are injured or ill. Our goal is to make your experience working with a lawyer as easy as possible. When you work with DGM&S, you will be assigned to at least two attorneys in addition to a team of paralegals, legal assistants and a client service coordinator. We have an excellent reputation for keeping our clients informed through the duration of their case. Our dedication to a high level of service is one of the reasons we are highly rated by former clients in post-case surveys.

We only get paid if we win your case – you never have to pay a fee out-of-pocket. Please contact us online or by phone at 937-223-8888 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers.