Workers' Compensation

Crabbe, Brown & James has experience in all levels of workers' compensation issues and litigation. We assist and advise our clients regarding their workers' compensation policies and practices, including investigation of worker injuries. We represent clients before the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Ohio Industrial Commission in all districts. We are knowledgeable in all hearing issues, including initial allowance of a claim, extent of disability employer handicap reimbursement, and violation of specific safety requirements. We have a thorough knowledge of handling of any claim through all administrative proceedings. Our attorneys have defended employers at workers' compensation hearings ranging from allowing a claim, determination of permanent-partial disability, and appeals of hearing officer decisions in all Ohio counties. Likewise, our attorneys complete all required forms and filings on behalf of clients, and represent clients at hearings and in court for VSSR, mandamus, subrogation and intentional tort claims.

Our experience includes not only that at the Industrial Commission, but also common pleas court, courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Our firm is confident that it can guide any employer through handling their claims so as to maximize efficiency and ultimately reduce workers' compensation premiums.

Practice Areas: Preventative Advice, Administrative Proceedings, State Court Appeals, and Mandamus Actions and All Court Proceedings.