Effect Of Retirement Or Job Termination On Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you have sustained a work-related injury or illness, it is critical that you take the correct steps to ensure the protection of your rights. Unfortunately, many employees are denied their right to obtain workers' compensation benefits due to a failure on their part to take necessary actions or avoid common pitfalls.

Two critical issues that impact a worker's ability to obtain benefits are retirement and job termination. Ohio law recognizes the concept of "voluntary abandonment." In essence, if you have retired voluntarily or if you have engaged in certain misconduct that gives your employer grounds to terminate your employment, you may potentially be denied workers' compensation benefits. However, you are eligible for benefits if your retirement or termination was involuntary.

The concept of voluntary abandonment is highly complex. The best way to protect your rights if you have sustained a work-related injury or illness is to speak with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

At the Philip J. Fulton Law Office, we bring to each case considerable experience and expertise. Our attorney team includes a certified workers' compensation lawyer*. We have helped thousands of injured workers. Contact us as soon as possible after you have been injured so we can provide the sound guidance and vigorous representation you require.

Our founding attorney, Philip J. Fulton, is a highly respected authority on Ohio's workers' compensation laws. In addition to his 35-plus years of practice in workers' compensation law, Mr. Fulton is the author of the well-known treatise on workers' compensation, "Ohio Workers' Compensation Law," which is used by workers' compensation attorneys, doctors, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Ohio Industrial Commission and the court system.

Please note: If you have left your work in an incorrect manner, there may be ways that we can help you remedy the situation to help you obtain workers' compensation benefits. In addition, do not give up hope if your employer has terminated your employment and alleged employee misconduct. Some employers falsely allege misconduct. We will examine the facts of your case and help you determine how to best proceed. If retained to handle your case, we will vigorously advocate on your behalf and seek the full benefits you are entitled to receive.

Contact Our Ohio Workers' Compensation Attorneys

We charge no fees unless we recover workers' compensation benefits for you. To schedule a free consultation with a Columbus workers' compensation lawyer at our firm, call 614-929-3126 or call toll free at 866-552-6353. You may also reach us by email.