Workers’ Compensation

For the past six decades, Bugbee & Conkle, LLP has provided high quality legal representation for employers conducting business in Ohio in all matters relating to injuries and diseases suffered by employees in the workplace. Bugbee & Conkle represents employers ranging from large self-insured employers with thousands of employees to small state-fund employers.

As the cost of managing workplace injuries rises, it is critical for employers to obtain sound legal advice to achieve reasonable containment of such costs. The lawyers at Bugbee & Conkle possess more than 140 years of experience defending workers’ compensation claims and developing prevention strategies to reduce workers’ compensation costs. Bugbee & Conkle counsels employers on the administration of their workers’ compensation programs, including compliance with the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

Ohio’s workers’ compensation landscape has changed and evolved over the years due to political forces, legislative initiatives and workplace attitudes. Bugbee & Conkle not only has kept pace with this evolution, but the firm is recognized as one of Ohio’s premier authorities on workers’ compensation. Utilizing their extensive knowledge and more than 140 years of experience, the attorneys at Bugbee & Conkle provide aggressive representation in contested workers’ compensation matters. Bugbee & Conkle also conducts numerous seminars for the employer and legal communities each year and maintains leadership roles in associations which attend to and promote the interests of Ohio employers. The attorneys at Bugbee & Conkle possess the advanced training, experience, and expertise necessary to analyze the myriad of legal, medical, and procedural issues inherent in the management and defense of workers’ compensation claims.

Ohio’s workers’ compensation arena is an amalgam of administrative proceedings, court litigation, and appellate procedures, invoking the jurisdiction of all Ohio courts including the Ohio Supreme Court. The attorneys at Bugbee & Conkle litigate before the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, the Industrial Commission of Ohio, Ohio’s Common Pleas Courts and Courts of Appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court. While Bugbee & Conkle is situated in Toledo, its representation extends throughout Ohio including: Lima, Mansfield, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Defiance.

Litigating claims both administratively and in court are only a part of Bugbee & Conkle’s workers’ compensation practice. Bugbee & Conkle provides aggressive representation on matters involving violations of specific safety requirements (VSSR), intentional torts, self-insured employer’s compliance with the Commission’s and Bureau’s rules, and wrongful termination under the workers’ compensation statute. In addition, because of the symbiotic relationship among workers’ compensation, discrimination, safety, and disability laws, Bugbee & Conkle’s employment lawyers and workers’ compensation lawyers regularly work together to provide clients with global representation in all aspects of the employment relationship.

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