Serving Ohio's Injured Workers since 1993 

How It Works

When a worker is hurt, workers' compensation is the exclusive remedy against an employer.  Lawsuits against the employer are usually not allowed. Two types of compensation are generally allowed:  medical benefits and disability payments for lost earnings and physical impairment.  The Ohio Workers Compensation Act does not pay for pain and suffering.

It is a good idea to report the injury to your employer and seek immediate medical treatment.  When a worker is injured, he or she files a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.  This begins an informal investigative process by a BWC claims examiner.

Many times, the claim will be contested and a more formal proceeding begins before the Industrial Commission of Ohio.  Once the Industrial Commission reaches a decision, It may -- under some circumstances -- be possible to pursue further appeal through the judicial system of Ohio.

I Help Injured People

  • I do not represent insurance companies.

  • I have not represented insurance companies in the past.

  • I will not represent insurance companies in the future.

I am active in the trial lawyer community, both at the State and local level to learn the newest techniques and best ways to present your case.

I use state of the art technology to organize and present your case. This allows me to serve you better. 

I will work hard on your case to get the best possible settlement.


Call The Law Office of Thomas Tootle at (614) 228-7747 today.  

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Law Office of Thomas Tootle Co., LPA
743 Oak St., Columbus, OH 43205
(866) 583-0348 ● (614) 228-6484 (fax)

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