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OhioBWC - Basics:  BWC assigns a claim number

BWC assigns a claim number

You will be assigned a specific claim number pertaining to your accident date. The claim number will be used as a means to track the movement of your claim during the life of your claim. Your employer and your treating physician will receive a letter notifying them of your claim number. Always carry your identification card with you as you will be asked for your claim number any time you contact BWC, your managed care organization (MCO) or your doctor. The identification card contains your claim number, the name of your claims service specialist, his/her phone number and your MCO's name and phone number.

The claim number is a tracking number. Use it whenever you contact BWC, your MCO or your self-insuring employer. And give it to all of your doctors that are treating the work-related injury.