Work-Related Injuries and Your Right to CompensationJune 15, 2018
Ohio law provides protections for individuals who suffer work-related injuries. If you or your loved one were injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to assist you financially in both the near- and long-term, depending on your situation.
But benefits are not a guarantee. Claims may be denied, disputed, or undervalued, causing loss of income and time to you and your family. Fortunately, Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA’s workers compensation attorneys are available now to help fight for you before the Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission.
As an experienced workers’ comp law firm, our attorneys can assist you in your fight for fair compensation. But some injured individuals never even apply for workers’ compensation because they simply do not know they are eligible. Whether an individual is eligible largely depends on if an injury can be classified as a work-related injury.
What Is a Work-Related Injury?
Certain injuries are obviously work-related. For example, if a painter falls from a ladder while painting, his resulting injuries are work-related. He sustained them while performing the requirements of his work.
But many Ohioans do not apply for compensation because they do not know that there are many, not-so-obvious circumstances in which an injury is work-related under Ohio law. For example, occupational diseases (such as carpel tunnel) are work-related injuries. Injuries occurring while arriving, leaving, or even during lunch hour may be work-related if they occur on the employer’s premises.
An injury’s relation to work can also depend on the type of employment involved. Injuries sustained while traveling may be considered work-related for some professions but not others. Speaking with a trusted attorney following any injury can help you identify whether an Ohio workers’ comp claim may make sense for you.
How an Attorney Can Help
If you have sustained a work-related injury, an attorney can help you maximize the compensation available to you by developing and presenting your case upon application or appeal. Whether you suffered a temporary injury or a permanent disability, presenting a full record of your medical expenses, lost wages, future needs, and the impact of your injury is the only way to protect your right to receive the fair value of your claim.
Your workers compensation attorney at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA can ease your burden by preparing your case, streamlining your application, and representing you during the application and appeals processes. In the aftermath of an injury on the job, you need to know that someone is looking out for your family’s well-being. An experienced attorney will do just that.
Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA – Ohio Workers’ Comp Lawyers
If you or your family member suffered a work-related injury of any kind, Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws may provide benefits for both temporary and permanent Work-Related injuries. Contact us by phone or email now for your free consultation about your potential claims.
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