As a victim of an on-the-job injury, you probably think your choices are limited to those your employer offers you at the time of your accident. That’s not the case, truthfully. In fact, you have many options that you can pursue for compensation. Your injury on the job has made you lose time from work, given you pain and may have even left you with a permanent disability that you’ll have to live with the rest of your life; seeking compensation is the least you can do in this case.
You may have a right to workers’ compensation, but were you aware that you may also be able to seek compensation from subcontractors or the manufacturer of equipment that broke on the job? Whether you want to seek Social Security Disability or are interested in obtaining compensation from someone who didn’t make sure you were insured on the job, you have that right in Ohio.
It’s relatively common for accidents to take place on the job, especially if you’re working on ladders or could be struck by falling objects. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has shown that accidents like those claim lives every year. When you’re injured, it’s vital that you get the care you need to prevent further injuries.
If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do after you’ve been injured, visit our workers’ compensation webpage. You have many rights in your case, and you need to look into all of your options before you decide which course to pursue. Your life now and in the future may depend on the decision; make sure you’re making the right one.