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Whether you are the victim of a workplace injury or disabilities, we can help you get the benefits you deserve.

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Toledo Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Since 1980, we at Philip J. Fulton Law Office have represented Toledo’s workers who have gotten seriously injured on the job. Helping people hurt in work-related accidents or after years of demanding labor is all we do, making us one of the most experienced and accomplished workers’ comp firms in the city.

If you have suffered a work-related injury, your employer could try to take advantage of your condition. They could deny your claim or offer you a settlement that won’t come close to paying for your medical care and other bills while you are unable to work. Our Toledo workers’ comp lawyers can help you fight back and press for the benefits you need and deserve.

Your Lawyers For Any Type Of Workplace Injury

Over the decades, we have secured millions of dollars in workers’ compensation benefits for our Toledo clients. Our legal team is prepared to help you with injuries of all types and levels of severity, including:

  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Repetitive stress disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Crushed and amputated limbs, hands and feet
  • Illnesses caused by exposure to toxic substances
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental conditions

Work-related wounds can happen in a sudden accident or arise after years of awkward or physically strenuous labor. Either way, you could be unable to work for months or years or might never be capable of doing the same work again. Fair workers’ compensation can help you afford medical treatment for your injuries and make up for the wages you are not earning while you are hurt.

How Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers Can Help

Many Toledo employers are motivated by profits, not helping employees in trouble. If your employer is not treating your claim fairly, having a lawyer by your side can make a huge difference. We can help you appeal a rejected claim or lowball settlement offer and seek justice. We will guide you through the process and forcefully represent you at every level of appeal until we win.

What To Do When You’re Injured At Work In Toledo

The first step is to report your injury to your employer in writing. While not technically required by law, many Toledo employers require employees to report work injuries, and a prompt report can help you prove the connection between your injury and work duties.

Next, you, your employer or certain other parties should report your injury to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The BWC will then investigate your claim and issue a decision within 28 days. During that time, the agency could contact you to ask questions. The BWC could approve your claim and begin paying you benefits. Or it could deny your claim, at which point you have 14 days to appeal, which leads to a hearing at the Ohio Industrial Commission (IC). If that appeal is unsuccessful, you still have two more chances to appeal.

You do not have to go through this process alone. Our workers’ comp lawyers will work with you step by step.

Contact Us After A Work Injury

If you have been hurt at work, you need to know your rights and how to recover workers’ comp benefits. Contact Philip J. Fulton Law Office for a consultation. Call us at 614-963-9569 or email us to get in touch.