A power of attorney (POA), allows an injured worker with a lost-time claim to specify an individual person or an attorney/representative to accept the injured
worker's compensation warrant per ORC 4121.43(C), ORC 4121.43(D) and OAC 4123-3-10.
The injured worker can have an attorney representing his/her legal issues and have a separate individual with the POA. A power of attorney authorization does not allow an attorney or individual to cash or
endorse the injured worker's warrant.
An original power of attorney (POA) must be filed with each claim.
In order to honor a POA, the claims service specialist must first ensure that the C–230 was filed timely and signed by the injured worker. The POA can be faxed to the claims specialist.
POAs are honored for 18 consecutive calendar months from the date the POA was executed.
In a self-insured claim, the injured worker and/or employer will agree on delivery of the warrant based on the same principles as state-fund claims.