Ohio has continued to make and enact laws which restrict an injured persons rights and the time in which they have to pursue those rights under the Workers' Compensation Act. However, an experienced attorney should be able to give you sound advice as to whether or not your claim is truly closed. In the last year, I had a claim in which I was able to pursue and get an award for an injury which happened in 1994! Naturally, this is not the norm, but it illustrates the point that it is worthwhile to have your claim reviewed by an attorney experienced in the area. I often times am surprised that an injured worker may not realize their old claim may have value or that there is an award they may be eligible for which they never pursued.
If you have an old Workers' Compensation claim and would like to review your circumstances with an attorney our number is 937.339.3939 and appointments are usually available within 24 hours of your call.