When you work hard and put your best effort into your job, it can be frustrating to become disabled — even temporarily — by a work-related injury or occupational disease. When you become injured on the job, or develop a medical condition related to your job, you expect the workers’ compensation system to be there for you. For help with a workers’ compensation claim, reach out to our lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick as soon as possible.
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Workers’ Compensation in Ohio
Ohio workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that covers your medical costs and a portion of your lost earning capacity when you become either temporarily or permanently disabled by a job-related injury or illness. However, in workers’ compensation does not always cover all of your costs. Depending on the cause of your injury, you may be able to make a third-party claim against a person or company outside of your employer that caused your injuries. A third party claim can be made in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
A dedicated and experienced Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer such as those at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help. Our attorneys have a track record of fighting on behalf of injured or sick workers to appeal unfair denials and to obtain the compensation they are due. We have a detailed understanding of the complex laws and regulations that apply to Ohio workers’ compensation and third-party claims and how to make strong arguments on your behalf.
Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW, or use our web contact form, to schedule a free appointment to discuss your case and learn how we can help you.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Under Ohio law, you may have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your on-the-job injury or occupational illness. Ohio does not require you to prove that your employer was negligent or at fault for causing your injury or illness, or to sue your employer in order to receive benefits.
In order to receive benefits, you must demonstrate that your injury or illness:
- Happened in the course of your employment — This means your injury or illness happened or developed while you were performing work-related duties; and
- Arose from your employment — This means your injury or illness was caused by some factor related to your job
These two things can be complicated to prove, depending on the circumstances of your illness. Our Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys know how to gather the medical documentation and other evidence to support your claim and make strong arguments to the Industrial Commission to support why you are owed benefits.
Through a successful workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to receive:
- Medical benefits
- Lost wages
- Disability payments
- Retraining or rehabilitation benefits
Additionally, if you’re the surviving spouse or child of someone who died in a work-related accident or because of a work-related illness, you may be eligible to receive death benefits to compensate you for your loss.
Sometimes a work-related injury may be caused by the negligence of a person or company unrelated to your employer. Say you’re a pizza delivery driver on your way to deliver a pizza to a customer. You’re driving at a lawful speed and obeying traffic signals, but another driver runs a red light and broadsides you. You end up hospitalized with a broken leg that leaves you unable to drive for a prolonged period of time while your leg is in a cast.
In that scenario, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits if you can demonstrate that your injury happened in the course of your employment and arose from your employment. However, you may be able to obtain additional compensation through a lawsuit against the driver who caused your crash.
In legal terms, that other driver is a “third party.” Through a lawsuit against a negligent third party, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Important Topics in Ohio Workers’ Compensation
Ohio workers’ compensation is a complex system with a massive administrative bureaucracy. If you’re wondering whether you can make a claim, or have had a claim denied and want to know if you can appeal, you likely have numerous questions about your situation.
We offer some general information about work-related injuries and illnesses in Ohio, but also recommend that you contact us with your questions about your specific situation. We offer a free consultation so that you can learn about the services offered by Kisling, Nestico & Redick at no financial risk to you.
Workers’ Compensation Process
Our attorneys can explain the steps of the workers’ compensation claim process and what you can expect as your claim moves through the system in Ohio.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Our attorneys can explain in detail the types of benefits that may be available to you in compensation for a work-related injury or occupational illness.
Common Work Accident Injuries
We can offer information about some of the most common types of work-related injuries and how they may be approached by the Industrial Commission.
Work Injuries and Third-Party Liability
Our lawyers can explain how third-party lawsuits work in the context of work-related accidents and injuries.
Contact a Skilled Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio personal injury lawyers have more than 500 years of combined experience helping people who have suffered serious injuries to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other types of losses. We have significant experience with workers’ compensation claims and appeals that includes detailed knowledge of Ohio workers’ compensation laws and regulations, and the best strategies for making or appealing a claim.
We understand how devastating it can be to suffer a job-related injury or illness — especially when it leaves you unable to earn an income to support yourself or your family. Our goal is to guide you through the system with compassion and to fight to see that you receive the benefits and compensation that can help make you whole.
Types of Work Accidents & Injuries We Handle
Our Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys are prepared to help you with any type of occupational injury or illness. We can represent workers in a variety of types of accidents, injuries, illnesses, or claims. A sample of some of the types of work-related claims we handle includes:
- Construction Accidents
- Heavy Equipment Accidents
- Industrial Work Accidents
- Occupational Disease
- Ohio Mesothelioma Lawyers
- Oil & Gas Industry Accidents
- Work Injuries & Third-Party Liability
- Workers’ Comp Benefits
- Workers’ Comp Process
- Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials
- Other Common Work Accident Injuries
- Covid-19 Claims and Resources
To schedule your free appointment, call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our web contact form. Our Ohio work injury lawyers are ready to help with your work injury case.