The Steps You Need To Take If You Have Been Injured At Work

If you have been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. But to avoid losing your right to benefits, you must handle your injury properly. At Philip J. Fulton Law Office in Columbus, Ohio, you can find an expert workers' compensation attorney to guide you through the compensation process. Our legal team has decades of experience successfully representing injured workers.

Seek Treatment

If you are injured at work, the first thing to do is seek treatment. Delaying treatment could cause your injuries to worsen or make it impossible to recover fully. Always notify your doctor at the time of treatment that your injury is work-related. You can see any doctor for your initial treatment or in an emergency, but your subsequent appointments must be with a health care provider certified by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. It is also important to consult with an attorney as early as possible to avoid compromising your own claim. Your attorney can advise you throughout the process, ensuring that your claim is not wrongly denied.

Notify Your Employer

If you are injured on the job, you should notify your employer immediately in writing. Maintain a copy of this notification for your own records. Responsible employers will work with employees to help them get treatment and benefits when they are injured on the job.

Your employer should provide claim forms for filing a workers' compensation claim. An attorney from our firm in Columbus, Ohio can help you if your employer or the Bureau of Workers' Compensation does not treat you fairly in the wake of an accident, defending your rights so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

File Appropriate Paperwork

To receive benefits under the laws governing workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance, you must file the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner. The sooner you file, the more quickly you are likely to receive your benefits. After filing your paperwork, you will receive materials from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation related to your claim, including an identification card with your claim number and other relevant information.

When you file for workers' compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance, a qualified attorney can help ensure the success of your claim. Injured workers with legal representation are more likely to be approved both initially and during an appeal. Additionally, a lawyer may be able to increase the value of your claim by making sure that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled.

Contact A Social Security Disability/Workers' Compensation Attorney — Columbus, Ohio

Contact Philip J. Fulton Law Office in Columbus, Ohio to discuss your Social Security Disability or workers' compensation claim with a qualified attorney. A member of our legal team will evaluate your case to determine how we can help you. Don't take chances with your health or your job — meet with an attorney from our office today.