Common Causes of Fatal Work Accidents in Ohio
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When you suffer a debilitating work injury, you may be unsure how to recover the necessary benefits and compensation. But when you reach out to that KNR, an experienced Dayton worker’s compensation lawyer will walk you through your options so that you can breathe easier.
When our firm takes a work injury claim, an entire team will work tirelessly to recover ALL the benefits and compensation that are rightfully yours. Our attorneys make the process as easy on you as possible, keeping you up to date, offering no upfront fee and free initial consultations.
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Every work injury is different. When you’ve been hurt on the job in Dayton, there are several ways in which you may be able to secure financial relief:
Under Ohio law, most employers must provide their employees with worker’s compensation protection coverage. This insurance should provide you with specific benefits, regardless of fault, including:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for the federal Social Security disability program. Depending on the specific details, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
To be eligible for SSD, your injuries do not necessarily need to have resulted from a work accident. Still, you must have a disabling medical condition and meet the other requirements specified under the SSDI and SSI regulations.
You may have the opportunity to file a third-party claim when another party is responsible for causing your work injuries. In some instances, you may be able to pursue both worker’s compensation benefits and a third-party liability claim.
By pursuing a negligence-based lawsuit against the individual or entity responsible for causing your work injuries, you can recoup every loss as opposed to specific damages paid out by the insurance company.
On-the-job injuries can happen across a variety of industries. However, there are some work accidents we see more often than others. Some common Dayton work accidents and injuries include:
Work accidents have been known to produce catastrophic injuries. Some typical work-related injuries include:
You may be confused and unsure about what to do after a work injury. Here are a few steps to take following your on-the-job injury so you get the proper care and compensation:
Once you can, call a work injury attorney in Dayton who can help explore your legal options. You may sometimes be limited to filing a worker’s comp benefits claim. Other times pursuing a third-party liability claim may be a better alternative.
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Fight for Everything You’re Owed
If your work injury lawsuit is successful, you may recover compensation for all the assorted losses you’ve endured. For work injuries, this includes both your economic damages and non-economic damages, some of which include your:
You should always prepare for the possibility of going to court. However, if your attorney can work with the insurance company to obtain an injury settlement that meets your needs, you may be able to avoid going to trial.
Under Ohio Law, the statute of limitations for worker’s compensation claims, is one year. However, if you are pursuing a work injury claim due to an occupational disease, the statute of limitations could be extended up to two years. Those seeking third-party liability claims must adhere to Ohio’s two-year personal injury statute of limitations.
Ohio follows a modified comparative negligence system. If you are partially responsible for your work accident, you will not be barred from recovering compensation if your degree of liability does not exceed 50%.
The time it takes to resolve a work injury claim can vary depending on whether you seek worker’s comp benefits, a third-party claim, or SSD. Based on the complexity of your case, it could take as little as a few months to as long as several years. Speaking with an attorney is the best way to gauge what to expect.
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If your on-the-job injuries have substantially impacted your life, your family may be entitled to specific compensation and benefits.
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With help from our work injury attorneys, you can get the legal guidance and support you need when you need it most. Our team at KNR will: