Cincinnati Workplace Injury Lawyers
No one should have to suffer through a work injury. Unfortunately, work injuries are a fairly common occurrence, and when they occur, taking care of costs related to those injuries is the responsibility of the employer. The workers compensation system arose from an agreement between workers and employers that, regardless of who is at fault for an injury, an employer is responsible for the results of that injury. Therefore, any injury suffered during the course of a person’s employment should be covered by workers’ compensation. Do not let your employer convince you otherwise; if you suffer an injury at work, you should pursue a claim through the state workers compensation system.
Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim related to a work injury is always a good idea, as it is the best way to protect oneself against long term expenses that can arise from a work injury. The workers’ compensation system covers most of the expenses that arise from a work injury. The system should cover any medical bills arising from the injury for as long as those bills need to be covered. The system also should cover lost wages related to an injury, whether those be lost earnings related to time lost due to an injury, or wages lost if one has to take a lower paying job because of limitations arising from an injury. Workers’ compensation has additional benefits that might be available depending on other circumstances as well.
While medical bills and compensation should be covered by the workers compensation system, it is not always easy to get the benefits you deserve. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation and/or a person’s employer often present obstacles for getting the coverage an injured person needs. Do not let this prevent you from pursuing your claim. Adverse parties in the workers’ compensation system want you to avoid filing a claim or to stop pursuing a claim you already have. This is in their best interest, because they save money, but it is in your best interest to pursue your claim. There are a number of reasons pursuing your claim is in your best interest. First, if you are hurt at work, you are entitled to coverage. 100% of your bills should be paid under the claim and you should get lost wages as well. Moreover, the only way to protect yourself in the long term is to pursue your claim. Work injuries have the potential to hinder a person for many years, and the injured worker might not know when they first get hurt how bad the injury is. Pursuing the claim under workers compensation can give you long term protection if your injury gives you long term problems. It is best to consult an attorney as to how to best protect yourself long term within a system that is often difficult to deal with. Finally, workers’ compensation can provide employment protections that an injured worker will not have if he/she does not pursue his/her claim. Employers have to pay for time off related to an injury if you pursue a workers compensation claim, and do not if no claim is filed. Moreover, employers cannot fire you for getting hurt at work, and if no claim is filed, it may actually be easier to terminate a person who cannot do his or her job.
Do not let anyone convince you that you should not pursue your workers’ compensation claim and do not let the difficulty of navigating the workers’ compensation system make you give up on your claim. If you get hurt at work, you should pursue a claim. The workers’ compensation system exists to protect individuals who get hurt at work. You will probably need help to protect yourself once a claim is filed, but attorneys like those at the Harris Firm can help you get the coverage you deserve and help make sure you are protected for the long term.
Pursuing Workers’ Compensation for Work-Related Injuries
At The Harris Firm, we have more than 40 years of experience helping injured workers overcome any administrative hurdles to secure the benefits they deserve. We are committed to helping you recover the benefits you need to cover the costly medical bills you might face in the case of a work injury. Contact our Cincinnati work injury attorneys to discuss your workplace injuries during a free initial consultation.
Overcoming Administrative Hurdles to Secure the Benefits You Need
Whether you were in a construction site accident, manufacturing accident or have injuries related to repetitive work activities, you are entitled to recover workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, this bureaucratic system presents many obstacles for someone trying to pursue a claim by him or herself. It is lined with rigid deadlines and timetables. Workers are often sent confusing letters from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, making it unclear what information needs to be submitted to prove an injury is work-related. Misleading information is often given to injured workers by parties who are not looking out for their interests. And many, many reasons may be given to an injured worker on why his or her claim is not proceeding as expected or why treatment or benefits are being denied. Given all of these issues, it helps to have someone who knows the system to help you pursue your claim. We at the Harris Firm believe we are the attorneys best able to help you with the complexities of the Ohio workers’ compensation system. Our Cincinnati work injury lawyers are committed to helping you overcome any hurdles to secure benefits for work-related injuries.
We regularly deal with all kinds of claims, including:
- Back injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Wrist, arm, and hand injuries
- Ankle, leg and foot injuries
- Repetitive use injuries
- Work-related lung disease
- Eye injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Burns and chemical burns
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Fall-related injuries
- Stress-related injuries such as work induced heart attacks
If you have experienced one or more work-related injuries, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation to protect you from an employer who may try to avoid paying you the benefits you deserve.
Contact Our Cincinnati, Ohio, Work Accident Attorneys
Securing the benefits you need can be complicated. Even if your injuries are clearly work-related, your employer may try to limit the amount of compensation you can recover. Contact our workers’ compensation lawyers to learn how we can maximize the value of your benefits.