Workplace accidents that lead to injuries are, unfortunately, quite common. There are, of course, certain areas of work in which it is more common for workplace accidents to occur, such as in the construction and industrial areas, but the fact is that workplace injuries can occur in many areas of employment. Workers can fall, have something fall on them, be injured by machinery, or even suffer injuries due to repetitive motions, among many other scenarios. When workers in Ohio suffer injuries and need to miss work as a result, they may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
However, most people go their entire career without being injured and, as a result, when an on-the-job injury does occur they don’t know their options. The process for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits wasn’t specifically designed to be difficult, but, unfortunately, it can be. As a result, injured workers often find that they need additional information about how to go about being approved to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
At our law firm, we work with injured workers to help them understand their legal options. For starters, injured workers must be sure to report the injury to their employers as soon as possible. From there, we work with our clients to get through the various stages of the application process to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This may mean presenting strong legal arguments utilizing medical evidence and/or appealing a denied claim.
To learn more, please visit the workers’ compensation overview section of our law firm’s website. We do our best to help injured workers in Ohio get the benefits they need and deserve.