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Job-related injuries can have very serious consequences on Ohio workers and their families. Ohio workers’ compensation laws protect injured employees, providing compensation for lost wages and medical care, so the injured worker can obtain the necessary medical attention they need for a full recovery. If you’re injured on the job, contact the experienced Cleveland work injury lawyers right away.

Being hurt on the job can have dire consequences. In addition to the cost created by medical bills and rehabilitation, victims often suffer from pain and psychological consequences, such as depression. Our Cleveland work injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have over four centuries of combined legal experience. We understand your need for obtaining compensation, which is why we will work tirelessly to give your case the best possible chance of success.

Thousands of people are hurt every year in workplace accidents. Whether it occurs due to a simple mistake or the negligence of an employer, most employees who are hurt on the job in Ohio are given the opportunity to collect workers’ compensation benefits. While these benefits can provide you with the funds you need for recuperation, workers’ comp benefits are not always sufficient to cover all of your expenses. You may need to file a third-party injury lawsuit against someone other than a coworker or your employer to obtain the funds you deserve.

If you have questions about your injury claim, call KNR at (216) 658-1330.

How Third Party Liability Differs from Workers’ Compensation

In the state of Ohio, workers’ compensation is a state-mandated program that is designed to protect both employees and employers. It provides injured workers a range of financial and medical benefits, such as health coverage and compensation for lost wages. This coverage also covers an employee who develops an illness caused by their surroundings. While the benefits provided to employees are helpful, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) program often benefits employers. If an employee is injured on the job and accepts workers’ compensation benefits, they may not be able to sue their employers, regardless of the cause of the accident.

If you have been injured on the job, your accident may have been caused by someone other than yourself or your employer. In a situation involving third party liability, the injuries sustained by an employee are caused by an outside source. An injured employee has the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the person or company responsible for their injuries in addition to receiving workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Regardless of the employer, an employee who is injured on the job has access to a specific set of benefits, including:

Death

The surviving family members of an employee who is killed on the job are entitled to receive compensation. In addition to funds that can be used to cover funeral costs, dependent family members may be able to recover compensation for lost wages.

Medical Care

Being injured in a workplace accident can lead to significant injuries as well as high medical costs. Ohio workers’ compensation covers expenses related to medical care, rehabilitation, counseling, prosthetics, and acupuncture.

Wage Loss / Disability

Oftentimes, a work injury can result in taking a temporary or permanent leave of absence from work. During this time, workers’ compensation provides injured employees with funds based on the amount they were earning before the injury was sustained.

Rehabilitation

If the injury sustained in a workplace accident is significant, the employee may require physical and mental rehabilitation. This category of benefits also covers the cost of resources that are necessary for reentering the workforce, such as tuition and job training.

Getting Help from Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you have been hurt on the job and you think that you are entitled to funds that you are not receiving through workers’ compensation, you may wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. While the idea of being compensated for your injuries can sound appealing, you may not know where to start. With excessive paperwork and complex legal procedures, the entire process can be intimidating. Our Cleveland work injury lawyers at KNR know how difficult these situations can be. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you only have to worry about your recovery.

How the Cleveland Work Injury Lawyers at KNR Can Help You

While we have helped countless individuals recover compensation for work-related injuries, our knowledge and experience extends far beyond workers’ compensation cases. Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or by a faulty product, KNR is here to help. Also, with 11 offices located throughout Ohio, we can assist you regardless of your location.

To find out more about your injury claim, contact our Cleveland personal injury lawyers at (216) 658-1330 or via our online form to schedule a free consultation.

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