Managing Risk and Controlling Your Costs
Harpst Becker represents employers when they experience workers’ compensation claims by injured employees. We counsel both self-insured and state-funded employers on workers’ compensation issues.
Harpst Becker lawyers represent employers through all stages of the workers’ compensation process, from the date upon which the employee is injured through the claims process at the Industrial Commission, and any appeals. Representation can begin even prior to an injury to evaluate safety standards necessary to follow Ohio and OSHA regulations prevent injuries or incidents that could cost the employer in the future.
Once a claim is initiated, Harpst Becker assists the employer with the investigation, ensuring that all aspects of defense are accounted for, and all options are reviewed.
Harpst Becker Workers’ Compensation lawyers frequently partner with our Employment lawyers in a proactive approach to advise employers on complex overlapping FLMA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation employment issues. Harpst Becker lawyers counsel employers on issues such as return-to-work complications which could involve medical restrictions for the employee or vocational rehabilitation. Harpst Becker assists employers in navigating potential disputes and strives to resolve issues prior to claims resulting in litigation, with the goal of saving the employer costs.
If the claim necessitates litigation, our experienced Litigation lawyers assist with all aspects of litigation. These could range from an initial claim allowance to the defense of an intentional tort claim against the employer and/or violations of specific safety standards (VSSR). Harpst Becker lawyers are prepared to defend claims across Ohio.
Harpst Becker’s experience with workers’ compensation claims provide value to its clients while striving to reduce cost and preserve good relations with employees.