When you get hurt at work, you have many rights that you need to know about. First, you have the right to get treatment for your injury. No one should be able to stop you from seeking medical care. If you get that care, then you typically are able to submit a claim through the medical office by telling the doctor or staff members that this was a work-related injury. That way, the team knows who to send your paperwork and results to for compensation and reimbursement.
As a victim of an injury, you have the right to be compensated for any financial costs you accrue because of receiving treatment for your injuries. It’s not enough that your workplace offers benefits like health insurance or other kinds of medical coverage. This injury was suffered at work, and as such, you are entitled to workers’ compensation in most cases.
When you make a claim, you should have it approved. However, if it’s denied, then you can work with your attorney to appeal that denied claim, so you can access the compensation you need. If for any reason there are delays in processing these appeals, then you can make a complaint, because you have the right to a process without undue delays or extraneous waits. All the time you wait for compensation affects you in your personal life, and there’s no reason for that process to take longer than absolutely necessary.
Our website has more information on workers’ compensation in Ohio and how you can make a claim when you’re injured. Employees should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance, and that insurance is there to help you in your time of need.