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

Corey focuses his practice on the defense of workers’ compensation claims. He represents and counsels both large and small employers in their defense of claims from the initial review of the claim all the way through courtroom litigation, where he has obtained several favorable verdicts on behalf of clients before the Courts of Common Pleas and Courts of Appeal throughout Ohio. 

Corey provides a unique perspective to counseling employers in their defense of workers’ compensation claims through his wealth of experience representing injured workers for over a decade prior to joining Roetzel. Corey utilizes his prior experience to effectively counsel employers with respect to what arguments and future requests injured worker legal representatives are most likely to make on behalf of their clients. This unique experience and insight enables Corey to develop a pro-active defense and claim management strategy with respect to employers workers compensation claims.  

In addition to his responsibilities as legal counsel to his clients, Corey provides education to third party administrators, clients, and various trade and bar associations on numerous workers’ compensation issues through speaking engagements across the State of Ohio. 

Experience
  • Statewide practice in all aspects of defending workers compensation claims 
  • Successful defense of workers compensation claims including right to participate and extent of disability issues at the Industrial Commission level, Common Pleas Court level and Courts of Appeal throughout Ohio
  • Assists employers to ensure compliance with Violation of Specific Safety Requirements
  • Successful defense of permanent total disability applications filed by injured workers 
  • Represents employers in rating, classifications and premium issues before the Bureau of Workers Compensation Adjudicating Committee
  • Advising employers regarding risk management and claims administration practices
  • Investigating workplace injuries and occupational disease claims
  • Evaluating the value of claims and determining potential future financial exposure to procure favorable settlement resolution of claims for 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

Corey focuses his practice on the defense of workers’ compensation claims. He represents and counsels both large and small employers in their defense of claims from the initial review of the claim all the way through courtroom litigation, where he has obtained several favorable verdicts on behalf of clients before the Courts of Common Pleas and Courts of Appeal throughout Ohio. 

Corey provides a unique perspective to counseling employers in their defense of workers’ compensation claims through his wealth of experience representing injured workers for over a decade prior to joining Roetzel. Corey utilizes his prior experience to effectively counsel employers with respect to what arguments and future requests injured worker legal representatives are most likely to make on behalf of their clients. This unique experience and insight enables Corey to develop a pro-active defense and claim management strategy with respect to employers workers compensation claims.  

In addition to his responsibilities as legal counsel to his clients, Corey provides education to third party administrators, clients, and various trade and bar associations on numerous workers’ compensation issues through speaking engagements across the State of Ohio. 

Experience
  • Statewide practice in all aspects of defending workers compensation claims 
  • Successful defense of workers compensation claims including right to participate and extent of disability issues at the Industrial Commission level, Common Pleas Court level and Courts of Appeal throughout Ohio
  • Assists employers to ensure compliance with Violation of Specific Safety Requirements
  • Successful defense of permanent total disability applications filed by injured workers 
  • Represents employers in rating, classifications and premium issues before the Bureau of Workers Compensation Adjudicating Committee
  • Advising employers regarding risk management and claims administration practices
  • Investigating workplace injuries and occupational disease claims
  • Evaluating the value of claims and determining potential future financial exposure to procure favorable settlement resolution of claims for 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)