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Workers’ compensation expenses present a heavy burden for many companies. Our mission is to provide the necessary risk management and litigation counsel so you can make informed decisions for the future of your company.  Our commitment to you is to provide this counsel in an efficient and cost-conscious way. 

Reminger’s Workers' Compensation Group defends various employers in a wide variety of business sectors throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  Our attorneys provide counsel to our employer clients on matters dealing with occupational accident coverage. We work with state-funded, self-insured and fully-insured companies, administrators and insurance carriers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. We also work with public employers and school districts in addressing their workers’ compensation liability matters.

We handle a broad spectrum of legal matters pertaining to workers’ compensation matters, including the defense of claims involving:

  • Occupational disease and injury
  • Repetitive trauma injury  
  • Illnesses resulting from exposure to workplace chemicals, air pollution, toxic chemicals, asbestos or radiation exposure
  • Claims that assert that a civil penalty should be levied against the employer for allegedly violating established safety requirements (VSSR and OSHA claims)

Our Services

We provide a number of workers’ compensation-related services to our clients, including:

  • Industrial Commission of Ohio hearings
  • Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims litigation hearings and appellate issues
  • Jury and Bench Trials
  • Appellate Court Briefing and Oral Arguments
  • Supreme Court Briefing and Oral Arguments
  • Application for Adjustment of Claim Meetings
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) audits
  • Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) audits
  • Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana (WCB) audits
  • Coordinating Independent Medical Exams (IME)
  • OSHA standards, complaints, responses, and inspections
  • Adjudication Committee hearings
  • Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) claims
  • Subrogation, third-party recovery claims

Our Differentiators

Our group distinguishes itself from our competition in the following ways:

  • Proactive claim assessment: Upon receipt of the defense of a claim, we will acknowledge assignment of the file immediately and thereafter set out to provide a comprehensive initial status report on the claim within 30 days. The initial status report will detail the administrative history of the case, summarize the medical records received, outline the particulars of the issues presented, familiarize our client with the venue of the action and set out our recommendations for further claim handling.
  • Geographic reach for efficient service. Our multiple offices located throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana give us the distinctive advantage to serve our clients' workers' compensation needs more efficiently without incurring unnecessary travel costs for our client.
  • Flexibility of file handling. We provide services tailored to our client's individual needs, from providing legal representation at a single administrative hearing to a complete claim defense, both through administrative litigation and in the court system.
  • Enhanced client communication services. Our firm's technological advances have allowed us to link directly with our clients' claim databases. In these instances we can view the employer's internal handling of the claim and, where permitted, can enter our risk management recommendations and handling reports directly. Where otherwise requested, all status reports are forwarded to the client via e-mail so that electronic merger of the exchanged information is accomplished easily.
  • Flexible billing alternatives. While we can certainly handle matters on a traditional hourly basis, we are also amenable to alternative billing arrangements, such as flat fee per case, flat fee annual retainer, and flat fee per hearing.
  • Risk management consultations. Our attorneys are available to provide risk management consultations with our clients, on such issues as proper claims investigation and handling, case law updates, educational seminars, etc. These services are provided on a complimentary basis to assist our clients in improving their in-house workers' compensation programs.

Client Materials

Click here to download a copy of our Ohio Workers' Compensation Map.

Click here to download a copy of our Summary of Workers' Compensation Law - Kentucky.

Click here to download a copy of our Summary of Workers' Compensation Law - Ohio.

Click here to download a copy of our Summary of Workers' Compensation Law - Indiana.

Representative Clients

Representative Clients: ADP-Totalsource, Inc., ArcBest Corporation, Dollar General Corporation, Marriott International, Inc., Macy’s, MillerCoors, Old Castle Materials, Pepsi Americas, Swift Transportation, The Shelly Company 

Insurance Carriers/TPAs: AIG, ESIS, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Hartford Insurance, Helmsman Management Services, Inc., Kentucky Employer Safety Association, Liberty Mutual, Sedgwick CMS, Westfield Insurance Company

Recognitions

Reminger is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® awarded the firm with a number of national and regional rankings.  In addition, our Workers' Compensation Law Practice Group was ranked as Metropolitan Columbus Tier 1 for 2017.

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