Common Causes of Fatal Work Accidents in Ohio
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If you’ve been injured on the job, you are likely suffering from a physical disability, mental stress, and financial hardship. Fortunately, workers’ comp benefits can help you get through this difficult time in your life and pay for your medical care and lost wages.
Since workers’ compensation benefits can be difficult to understand and the process of filing a claim is complex, it’s imperative that you consult an Ohio workers’ compensation attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick immediately following your injury.
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In order to collect Ohio workers’ compensation benefits, you must meet the following requirements:
If you suffer permanent damage to a body part because of a work-related injury or an occupational disease, you may be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits. There are two types of disability benefits: percentage and scheduled losses.
To apply for the award, you must file an Application for Determination of the Percentage of Permanent Partial Disability or Increase of Permanent Partial Disability (C-92), which can be found online at bwc.ohio.gov.
Ohio offers a number of different compensation benefits to injured workers. If you’ve been injured at work, the type of benefits you are eligible for are dependent on your medical treatments, physical limitations, and ability to work. Here is a brief overview of all of the benefits available:
In the past, injured Ohio employees had two years from the date of their injury to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, as of October 2017, any injured employee in Ohio must file a claim within one year of their injury.
The Ohio Legislature has restricted the amount of time you have to file a claim in an effort to reduce the number of claims filed, minimize the strain on employers, and decrease the amount of questionable claims submitted.
It is essential to note that this new one-year statute of limitations does not apply to Occupational Disease (OD) claims or Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) applications.
As soon as you get injured at work, you should report your injury to your employer. Next, visit the doctor to receive medical treatment. In the event your injury requires emergency treatment, go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care clinic.
Once you’ve notified your employer of your injury and received medical care, you should contact one of our highly skilled Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys. They can guide you through the process of filing a claim and ensure that you meet all deadlines properly.
Securing workers’ comp benefits in Ohio is a complicated process. Therefore, if you’ve been injured on the job, you owe it to yourself to hire a highly skilled workers’ comp lawyer at Kisling, Nestico, & Redick. An attorney can guide you through the entire process and help you fill out the required paperwork, present the right evidence to the judge, and comply with specific time limitations.
By making it a priority to obtain legal representation for your workers’ comp claim, you can ensure that you receive all of the benefits you are entitled to and avoid a claim denial. Additionally, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your claim is completed correctly, a fair settlement will be negotiated, you’ll receive the maximum benefits that you deserve, your medical bills will be paid, and your entire claim will run smoothly.
Kisling, Nestico, & Redick has years of experience helping injured workers in Ohio secure the benefits they are entitled to. Our experienced workers’ comp lawyers will make sure that your rights are protected and you can move on from this roadblock in your life.