Yes, you can receive compensation even if your construction injury accident was your fault.
In Ohio, workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system that compensates employees for work-related injuries or illnesses. According to the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, workers’ compensation benefits include wage loss and medical and rehabilitation expenses, and are payable as long as your disability lasts, or as long as medical treatment is reasonably necessary.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, the Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys at The Harris Firm urge you to not disregard the benefits to which you are entitled even if you feel you are at fault for the accident. There is an array of circumstances outside of your control that may have contributed to your injury. Regardless, even if you are found to be 100 percent at fault for the accident, you are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio.
In 2014, 64.2 million people received benefits from workers’ compensation insurance. If you have found yourself in this situation, do not feel alone. If you have questions about benefits you can receive after a construction accident injury, be it your fault or not, contact The Harris Firm in Cincinnati today to speak with an experienced team of workers’ compensation attorneys.