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.