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Xcell Medical Group: Treating Work-Related Injuries in Elyria, Lorain, and Surrounding Areas
We Can Help You With Your Work-Related Injuries
If you have been injured recently while on the job in Elyria, Lorain, or the surrounding areas, it is important that proper care and documentation of your injuries are provided. Xcell Medical Group specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and is certified to see injured workers in the state of Ohio.
If you are still suffering from work-related injuries, you have a few options you may want to consider:
- Examination and Consultation for possible care
- A determination concerning Permanent Impairment due to the injuries
- An information packet
Remember that it is your right as an injured worker to visit any BWC-Certified Provider that YOU deem necessary. So the choice of care is actually determined by the injured worker. This is an important fact that the injured workers need to know.
These are YOUR Rights Under Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Law
- An Ohio injured worker has the right to choose a physician of his/her choice, to include Doctor of Osteopathy, Chiropractic, or Medicine.
- Your Employer may direct you to a facility of their choice; however, you have the right to visit any BWC certified employer.
- The injured worker has the right to change his/her treating physician at any point in time.
- The Ohio injured worker has the first right to file a claim for an injury sustained during the course of and arising out of his/her work duties/employment.
- You have the right to have all health care services related to your work injury paid in full.
- You have the right to be compensated for any missed/loss time at work as defined by Ohio law.
- You have the right to file a Worker’s Compensation claim without fear of retribution or discrimination
- You have the right to appeal and follow due process for any and all managed care decisions affecting your choice of care.
- You have the right to seek legal counsel for representation on your behalf.
- You have the right to participate or not participate in any/all rehabilitation programs available through the Worker’s Compensation system.
- You have the right to receive ongoing supportive (Medical, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy) care, which may be therapeutically necessary to maintain a level of functional ability.
If any of the following is true about your work-related injuries, you should retain an attorney as soon as possible:
1. Your work-related injuries are severe enough to require surgery.
2. Your work-related injuries are moderate to severe. If you and your doctor believe your health won’t return to the condition it was prior to your injury, you may be entitled to a “permanent partial disability” award.
3. You believe you are no longer able to work on a regular basis in any job.
4. You believe you cannot go back to work at your current job, but believe you could work in some capacity.
5. You have significant pre-existing disabilities.
6. You would like to dispute an adverse decision made by your employer, your employer’s insurance company, or your state’s workers’ comp division regarding your workers’ compensation claim.
7. You believe you are not receiving the correct benefits, or wonder if there are additional benefits you could receive.
8. Your medical benefits are denied.
9. Your employer has disputed a decision made by your state workers’ comp division.
10. You do not understand the workers’ comp process and would feel more comfortable if an expert were representing your interests.
If you have answered YES to ANY OF THE ABOVE and would like to discuss the Ohio workers’ compensation system and disability benefits with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer, please click the schedule button below and we will be in touch with you.
Regardless of the circumstances of your work-related injuries, you are entitled to obtain an attorney.
If your injuries are severe enough that your life will be permanently altered, either because of permanent bodily impairment or a change in ability to work, a workers’ comp lawyer will be able to advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive the medical care and workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.
In addition, if your injury may keep you from working permanently, a lawyer can advise you about filing for Social Security disability benefits as well.
Most states offer vocational services to individuals that are unable to return to work in their former jobs due to an industrial injury. A workers’ comp attorney can assist you in navigating the system so that you are most likely to receive retraining or monetary payment to assist you while you obtain alternate employment.
If any aspect of your claim is in dispute with your employer, or your employer’s insurance company, it is important for you to obtain an attorney. In many states, the dispute process is highly legal, involving complex legal rules and procedures.
You will likely be at a disadvantage if you do not retain an attorney to represent your interests in these proceedings.
Don’t Pursue Your Claim Alone!
Call 440-328-8487 or fill out the form below to schedule a no-cost to you consultation.
This consultation will cover any problems or injuries that you may be suffering due to your work-related injuries or if you would like to discuss the Ohio workers’ compensation system and disability benefits with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer.
Upon completing your initial consultation your care options will be discussed in detail so you can make an informed decision regarding your care.
It is the goal of our office to provide you (the injured worker) with the care and knowledge needed to make responsible decisions regarding your health and wellness.