WORKERS' COMPENSATION
​​Much of a case’s impact in and out of the courtroom relies on how well a lawyer can articulate the life-changing cost of your injury. Because we relate to our clients on a personal, human level, we gain a thorough understanding of how much your compensation matters. This knowledge helps us make the best case for why you deserve the highest amount possible.

Why We Are Your Best Choice 
  
Ultimately, the thing that makes us the right office for you is our combination of experience and commitment to our clients. Your workers’ compensation lawyer needs to navigate a complex system of laws, forms, and procedures without error -- and without losing sight of the real life behind the tedium of the legal process. We protect your rights as we are highly experienced in all of the legal services we provide. Plus, we have the versatility to handle a wide range of cases.
  
We Can Help 
  
Workers’ compensation isn’t our only area of practice. We believe in a holistic approach to legal services, and that it makes us the best choice for clients with complex cases. You can also count on our team when you need help with personal injury, probate, estate planning, and Social Security Disability issues. Having successfully represented clients through decades of service to our community, we can help you protect your rights as effectively as possible.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation today. We proudly serve Cleveland, OH, and the surrounding areas. 
  
SETTLEMENTS

1. $470,000 Settlement
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
The worker was working on a ladder when he touched a live electrical line which threw him onto the ground. The worker suffered herniated discs in his neck and back. Robert C. Bianchi obtained Permanent Total Disability for the worker and ultimately settled his claim for $470,000. All his medical bills and compensation for 8 years were paid prior to the settlement.
 
2. $260,000 Settlement
Self-Insured Employer
The worker slipped and fell on ice in the employee parking lot, suffering severe head injuries. The employer appealed the claim to court and Robert C. Bianchi was able to settle the claim for $260,000.
 
3. $250,000 Settlement
Self-Insured Employer
The worker tripped and fell on a drain while working, fracturing his leg. He subsequently developed a neurological condition in his leg which was denied by the employer. Robert C. Bianchi was able to settle the claim for $250,000, plus all prior medical bills and Temporary Total Disability compensation were paid.
 
4. $200,000 Settlement
Self-Insured Employer
A worker driving a truck lost control and hit a tree, resulting in his death. Robert C. Bianchi was able to get a partial dependency award, and ultimately settled the dependency issue for $200,000.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORKERS' COMPENSATION IN CLEVELAND 

The Ohio workers’ compensation system is a state mandated insurance program that provides compensation to workers’ who have suffered a work related injury or have developed an occupational disease. The system is a no fault system, which means that it does not matter who caused your injury. You are still entitled to full compensation benefits. However, most claim must be filed within one year from the date of injury.
 
Usually, employers pay premiums to the Bureau of Worker’ Compensation (BWC). The BWC then pays benefits to injured workers. Ohio also permits employers to be self insured. These self insured employers pay workers’ compensation benefits directly to their employees.
 
Common Injuries and Conditions Which Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Some common injuries and conditions include:
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Injuries to knees, shoulders, elbows, and ankles
  • Depression
  • Herniated discs
  • Burns
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Scares
  • Head, neck, and spinal injuries
  • Cuts and broken bones
  • Loss of body members, such as fingers, hands, and feet
  • Death claims
 
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
  • Permanent Total Disability – bi-weekly award when the injured worker is medically unable to continue employment for the rest of his or her life.
  • Permanent Partial Disability – monetary award based on certain allowed medical conditions for loss of body functions and impairment.
  • Temporary Total Disability – monetary award when the injured worker is temporarily unable to work due to the work injury.
  • Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) – additional compensation to the injured worker if the employer violates a specific safety requirement.
  • Wage Loss – Compensates an injured worker for reduced earnings as a direct result of restrictions from the allowed injury condition(s) in the claim.
  • Lump Sum Settlement – This is a written agreement that results in the closure of a claim in exchange for a monetary amount, or part of a claim, as defined by the terms of the settlement agreement.
  • Death Claim – A death claim is filed by the spouse or dependents of an injured worker who died because of an industrial (job-related) injury or occupational disease. The dependents would receive a bi-weekly award for a period of time.
  • Living Maintenance – Compensates an injured worker while the worker is actively participating in an approved rehabilitation plan.
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Cleveland

At the offices of Robert C. Bianchi, we know how important it is to help injured workers. With your livelihood and your family’s future on the line, you need representation that can make a difference in your case. The son of a factory worker, Robert C. Bianchi understands the value of hard work and the extreme difficulties you face when negligence and irresponsibility impact your ability to provide for those you love. As your workers’ compensation lawyer in Cleveland, he pursues the compensation you need to deal with overwhelming costs like:
 
Medical Bills
Lost Wages
Surgeries
Rehabilitation
  
With 35 years of experience in the field and a wealth of knowledge of this crucial area of law, we know how to skillfully handle your claims so that you maximize your potential benefits -- and the chances of getting the outcome you deserve. Plus, we offer free consultations to make sure every client knows where they stand before committing to us. At our office, your needs are always our priority.
    
 Our Philosophy
 
You want a workers’ compensation attorney   that sees you as a real person, not just a case. When you choose us, that’s exactly what you get. Not only does our philosophy respect your right to a comfortable client experience, it also helps us do our job better.