4123-3-29 Informing the claimant of the right to representation.

(A) Whether a claimant is or is not represented in an industrial claim is a matter of the claimant's free choice. No employee of the bureau or of a self-insuring employer shall directly or indirectly convey any information in derogation of this right.

(B) Upon receipt of a claim the bureau shall notify the claimant and the employer of the number assigned to the claim. Also, the claimant shall be informed of his or her right to representation or to elect no representation in the processing of the claim. It shall be the responsibility of the bureau to aid and assist a claimant in the filing of a claim as provided in division (A) of section 4123.512 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 02/10/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/21/2008 and 02/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4121.30 , 4121.31
Rule Amplifies: 4121.121
Prior Effective Dates: 1/16/78