Suffering an injury at work isn’t unheard of, but if you’re injured during an unsafe exercise or even just while doing your job normally, it’s important that you are heard and receive compensation. Any kind of injury you suffer at work can force you to take time off and leave you in pain. Sometimes, you could be forced to take temporary or permanent disability payments, too.
Temporary injuries may be easier to overcome; minor bone fractures or contusions heal in a relatively short time and generally without complications. However, major problems like lacerations that get infected, amputations from dangerous equipment or crushing injuries can take months or even years to fully recover. Sometimes, the injury never will heal completely.
No matter what kind of injury you have, it’s important that you get the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills first. Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation covers most workers and provides you with the safety net of compensation after you miss a certain amount of work. Workers’ compensation isn’t the only kind of compensation you can get, though, especially if your injury was due to safety issues or foul play.
Here’s an example. If a third-party company was working dangerously at your work site and caused you an injury, you could seek compensation from the company as well as workers’ compensation from yours. If machinery was defective, then you could sue the manufacturer. Our website has information on accidents like this and how you can seek compensation, so you aren’t left in the dark. You deserve to have all the answers for how you’ll be compensated on hand.