Workers' Compensation

Our Overriding Goal

Our first priority in providing workers' compensation advice is to help our clients avoid claims. Through proactive management training and workplace audits, we help clients stay current on safety compliance and regulations.

Seamless Representation

If necessary, our legal experience enables us to aggressively defend against and manage claims from initial investigation through the hearing process and at all levels of the Industrial Commission, Ohio Courts of Common Pleas, Courts of Appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court. Our knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys handle all aspects of each case, providing seamless and efficient representation.

Collaborative Approach

We work alongside clients, visiting their offices, work sites, and manufacturing plants to learn in depth about people, processes, and operations. Using the insights gained through these visits, we help clients develop preventive, comprehensive safety programs and effective claims management practices to avoid future legal issues.

Powerful Experience

Our workers’ compensation group advises and represents clients ranging from international corporations to small family businesses in industries such as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, food distribution and retailing, and more. Our experience and intimate knowledge of our clients’ businesses enable us to appreciate the unique impact a claim can have on operations and production, positioning us to effectively address return-to-work and related issues in a timely manner. Clients who turn to Day Ketterer attorneys for advice can trust in our depth and scope of experience.

Representative Services

Day Ketterer attorneys provide counsel to self-insured and state-funded employers in the areas of: 

  • Industrial Commission administrative hearings & appeals
  • Court appeals, jury trials
  • VSSR defense
  • OSHA defense
  • Mandamus actions
  • Representation before Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Adjudicating Committee
  • Representation before Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Self-Insured Department and Self-Insured Complaint Resolution Unit
  • Intentional tort defense
  • Retaliation defense
  • Subrogation
  • Claims administration & management
  • Third-party liability defense
  • On-site management training
  • Legal counsel to TPAs 

For more information, contact Stephen E. Matasich, Day Ketterer's Workers' Compensation Practice Group Chairperson, at 330.458.2143 or

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