Corey L. Kleinhenz

Associate
Cincinnati
625 Eden Park Drive
Suite 450
Cincinnati, OH 45202
P 513.361.8285
F 513.361.0335
P 513.361.8285 | F 513.361.0335



Overview

"I’m here to defend workers' compensation claims, of course, but more importantly to bring my clients peace of mind."

Corey defends workers' compensation claims – including 'right to participate' and extent of disability issues – for small, medium, and large employers in Ohio, both before the Industrial Commission and in litigation before Courts of Common Pleas and Courts of Appeal throughout the state. He also represents businesses in rating, classifications, and premium issues before the Bureau of Workers Compensation Adjudicating Committee and has particular strengths guiding employers to compliance with Violation of Specific Safety Requirements. 

In addition, Corey advises employers on risk management and claims administration best practices, investigates workplace injuries and occupational disease claims, negotiates settlements, and helps clients understand and evaluate the value of claims and potential future financial exposure.

Clients appreciate Corey’s unique perspective on workers' compensation issues, gained while representing injured workers for more than ten years before joining Roetzel. Drawing on his experience, Corey can anticipate arguments and requests from opposing counsel and develop effective and efficient proactive defenses and claims management strategies. In one noteworthy case, Corey was part of a team that successfully reversed a permanent total disability award for a large employer, saving the company more than $1 million over the lifetime of the claim. 

In addition to his work assisting employers in claims, Corey regularly provides training and education on a variety of workers’ compensation issues to third-party administrators, clients, and various trade and bar associations across the State of Ohio.
 

Experience
  • Successful defense of permanent total disability applications filed by injured workers. 
  • Obtained hundreds of favorable industrial commission orders on initial claim allowance, temporary total disability, permanent partial disability, and additional condition requests of injured workers.
  • Secured several favorable judgments in common pleas courts and appellate courts across the State of Ohio on behalf of employers. 
Services

Industries

Education

  1. University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.
  2. Wright State University, B.A., Political Science

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
    • Member, Workers' Compensation Committee

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Court Reaffirms Employer’s Right to Raise Voluntary Abandonment (Oct 11, 2021)
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
    BWC Proposes New Rule Excluding COVID-19 Claims From an Employer’s Experience Rating (May 28, 2021)
    Ohio Governor Signs H.B. 308 to Create Fund for PTSD for First Responders (Jan 20, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    Exceptions to Employer Immunity from Civil Lawsuits for Workplace Injuries (2019)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Adds Associates in Chicago & Cincinnati Offices (Dec 16, 2019)

Overview

"I’m here to defend workers' compensation claims, of course, but more importantly to bring my clients peace of mind."

Corey defends workers' compensation claims – including 'right to participate' and extent of disability issues – for small, medium, and large employers in Ohio, both before the Industrial Commission and in litigation before Courts of Common Pleas and Courts of Appeal throughout the state. He also represents businesses in rating, classifications, and premium issues before the Bureau of Workers Compensation Adjudicating Committee and has particular strengths guiding employers to compliance with Violation of Specific Safety Requirements. 

In addition, Corey advises employers on risk management and claims administration best practices, investigates workplace injuries and occupational disease claims, negotiates settlements, and helps clients understand and evaluate the value of claims and potential future financial exposure.

Clients appreciate Corey’s unique perspective on workers' compensation issues, gained while representing injured workers for more than ten years before joining Roetzel. Drawing on his experience, Corey can anticipate arguments and requests from opposing counsel and develop effective and efficient proactive defenses and claims management strategies. In one noteworthy case, Corey was part of a team that successfully reversed a permanent total disability award for a large employer, saving the company more than $1 million over the lifetime of the claim. 

In addition to his work assisting employers in claims, Corey regularly provides training and education on a variety of workers’ compensation issues to third-party administrators, clients, and various trade and bar associations across the State of Ohio.
 

Experience
  • Successful defense of permanent total disability applications filed by injured workers. 
  • Obtained hundreds of favorable industrial commission orders on initial claim allowance, temporary total disability, permanent partial disability, and additional condition requests of injured workers.
  • Secured several favorable judgments in common pleas courts and appellate courts across the State of Ohio on behalf of employers. 

Education

  1. University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.
  2. Wright State University, B.A., Political Science

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
    • Member, Workers' Compensation Committee

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Court Reaffirms Employer’s Right to Raise Voluntary Abandonment (Oct 11, 2021)
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
    BWC Proposes New Rule Excluding COVID-19 Claims From an Employer’s Experience Rating (May 28, 2021)
    Ohio Governor Signs H.B. 308 to Create Fund for PTSD for First Responders (Jan 20, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    Exceptions to Employer Immunity from Civil Lawsuits for Workplace Injuries (2019)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Adds Associates in Chicago & Cincinnati Offices (Dec 16, 2019)