Common Causes of Fatal Work Accidents in Ohio
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When a worker is injured as a result of a workplace accident, he or she can incur thousands of dollars in medical bills and hundreds of hours of lost time from work. At worst, an industrial accident can end in brain trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, disfigurement, and even death.
In Ohio, you may have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits after suffering an industrial injury. However, making a workers’ compensation claim can be a complex process that takes months or even years to complete. If your employer fights your claim, you may have to file an appeal. For these reasons, it’s in your best interest to hire a skilled Ohio workers’ compensation attorney such as ours at Kisling, Nestico & Redick.
While workers who have been injured on the job can take advantage of workers’ compensation benefits, they may also be able to receive additional compensation for damages from negligent third parties. If your injuries were the result of a third party—i.e. not your employer—you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against that third party.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we will fight to help you receive all possible compensation for your injuries. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online contact form to schedule a free appointment at one of our offices throughout Ohio.
An industrial injury can take a significant toll on your life. You may be physically impaired and unable to work while also incurring extensive medical bills for your treatment and recovery. In Ohio, when you suffer an injury related to your employment, you may be able to make a workers’ compensation claim.
Through an Ohio workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
You may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you can prove that your injury:
Proving that your injury was work-related can be more complicated than it sounds, especially if your employer tries to fight your claim. A skilled Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer such as ours at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help. Our accident lawyers will gather the evidence needed to build a strong case and represent you through all steps of the workers’ compensation process.
Our goal is to help you obtain the full benefits you deserve after an industrial accident. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to talk to one of our Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers about your legal options.
Employers and corporations are expected to maintain safe working conditions. But industrial accidents still take place every year, injuring thousands of people annually, and sometimes resulting in fatalities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 4,500 fatal work injuries occurred in 2014 alone. That represents a 2 percent increase over 2013 figures and equates to 3.3 fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers.
Causes of national fatal occupational injuries include, by percent:
If you have lost a loved one to an industrial accident, you may be able to obtain workers’ compensation death benefits or pursue a wrongful death claim. You may be able to receive compensation for:
The lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick will strive to help you to obtain the compensation that will help your family rebuild after the loss of a loved one to an industrial accident. Our Ohio wrongful death lawyers are compassionate and dedicated to helping you find justice for your family member. Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to discuss your case.
While not all industry accidents result in fatalities, certain industries are consistently ranked as being more dangerous than others. When considering the percentage of workers who died on the job, the most dangerous occupations in 2014 were (in order of fatality rate):
If you have been injured in any of the above occupations, or in any occupation, or if your loved one has died as a result of a work injury, contact our Ohio personal injury attorneys at 1-800-HURT-NOW.
Many industrial workers are aware that workers’ compensation provides compensation for lost wages and medical bills. But you can also file a personal injury claim against a third party whose negligence causes you harm. In the context of an industrial work accident, a third party is a person or group outside of the employer-employee relationship. Third parties — not employers — cause most industrial accidents.
A third party can include:
In third-party personal injury claims, an Ohio personal injury attorney such as ours at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can seek monetary compensation on your behalf for past and future:
Many of these are forms of compensation not covered by workers’ compensation benefits, meaning that you may be able to recover additional compensation through a successful claim against a negligent third party.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have more than four centuries of combined experience helping people whose lives have been altered by industrial work accidents. We have the legal capability, and extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations. We also have the tenacity to stand up to insurance companies, employers, and negligent third parties.
Call 1-800-HURT-NOW to receive a free consultation with one of our Ohio work accident attorneys and take the first steps toward receiving compensation for your or your loved one’s work-related injuries.
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