Not every Ohio workers’ comp claim will need the assistance of an attorney. Claims for temporary benefits with the support and cooperation of the employer can usually be handled by the applicant. However, more complicated claims will benefit greatly from the help of an attorney. As a workers’ comp attorney with over 30 years of experience, I can tell you that who you choose to help you matters—and it could matter for a long time. Monast Law Office has worked with some of our clients for over 20 years. They truly are a part of our family, and we will look out for them for many years to come.
Why You Might Need to Come Back to Your Attorney
Most initial workers’ comp claims can be resolved in a couple of months. If you are not initially approved for the wage-loss benefits and medical treatments you believe you need, the claim will take longer to negotiate. The process of applying for permanent total disability is a little more complicated than a temporary claim and can take up to six months to resolve.
Once you are collecting benefits, you may still need to get approval for new treatments or file for an additional allowance for a new or worsening injury. Your attorney should be there for you throughout this process, even if you come back years later with a new concern. You may return to work and then sustain a new injury years later. It is reassuring to know that you can go back to the attorney you used the first time around to help with your new claim.
What We Do for Our Clients
At Monast Law Office, we understand that when we take on a new client, we are making a long-term commitment. In my 30-plus years of practice, I have seen just about every type of workplace injury imaginable and, while I am not a doctor, I often know what the client faces in terms of recovery and treatment options. In our regular meetings and follow-up calls with clients, we can offer information and advice about doctors, specialists, medical care, vocational rehabilitation, and much more. Our experience helps us to understand how a claim is likely to progress and allows us to predict what our clients’ needs may be. Our clients come to see us as family, and we feel the same way about them. We love hearing from our clients and share their comments on our website so everyone can read them. We also share our clients’ case stories to educate others about the workers’ comp process.
Call Monast Law Office to Learn More About Us
For any long-term relationship to work, you have to like and respect each other. Before committing to Monast Law Office for the long haul, you need to meet us and see if you feel a connection to our team. We are happy to schedule a consultation to get to know us and to allow us to explain how we can help you with your workers’ comp claim. Reach out to us today!