Workers’ Compensation Lawyer: Cleveland
Accidents happen as an everyday part of life.
If you have suffered a workplace injury, regardless of fault, you are entitled to benefits from the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Commission. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation claims process in Ohio, IS NOT claimant friendly. I have a had a long and successful career as a Cleveland workers compensation attorney. If you have suffered a workplace accident or an on the job injury, you can trust me as your legal counsel.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a system that provides benefits to injured employees or who become ill in the performance of their job. These benefits typically include medical expenses, lost wages, and disability payments. In exchange for receiving workers compensation benefits, employees will have to give up their right to sue their employer for damages related to the injury or illness.
Pursuing Workers Comp Benefits in Cleveland, Ohio
Make no mistake about it, Cleveland workers compensation lawyers know the claims process is an adversarial process. In order to receive fair compensation you really need to retain me as your workers’ compensation attorney. You will have a free consultation with me to discuss your workers’ comp benefits claim. I will certainly seek maximum compensation for your injuries!
It is important to note, after suffering a workplace injury, you may also be able to pursue a number of claims at the same time. I will guide you every step of the way.
In addition to the workers’ compensation claim, an injured worker may be able to hold the person or manufacturer responsible for their injuries. For example, the person may be a subcontractor, or the responsibility for your injuries may fall on the the company that produces a defective product. A third party’s negligence, such as, a driver of a car or an operator of equipment or machinery may also be held to account for your injuries.
Document Your Medical Care
Most injuries are immediate and readily recognized. However, there are many illnesses and diseases that result due to adverse work conditions, such as, heart disease, lung disease, and stress related digestive problems. If you suffer from a work related illness you may also file a claim for injury and be compensated. Be sure to keep your medical records and relevant documentation, such as where the injury occurred, history of workplace injuries, and notes on others in your company who may also suffer from an occupational-induced disease. I will work tirelessly to make your workers compensation case successful!
Choosing Cleveland Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
You want a workers comp lawyer who not only has experience with the Ohio BWC on such cases, but is available for you you anytime you need him/her. You do not need a law firm that claims to have a legal team full of super lawyers, only to learn that your case has become a file lost in a stack of files. I will treat your workers comp claim with the care it deserves. And I will Make Them Pay!®
Common Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ comp claims can be filed by an injured worker for a variety of injuries and illnesses that occur in the workplace. Some of the most common types of workers’ compensation cases include:
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, occur as a result of performing the same task over and over again. This is a very common reason workers comp claims.
Workplace accidents are not the only reason to seek the advice of a workers compensation lawyer. Here are some examples of common repetitive motion injuries that may warrant a claim:
Tendinitis: This is a condition in which the tendons, which connect muscles to bones, become inflamed due to repeated use. It often affects the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knees. Tendinitis is a common ailment for workers’ comp claims.
Bursitis: This is a condition in which the bursae become inflamed. Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints to help reduce friction. It often affects the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.
Carpal tunnel syndrome: This is a condition in which the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, becomes compressed at the wrist due to repetitive hand and wrist movements. It often affects people who use computers or perform assembly line work.
Tennis elbow: This is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender due to repeated twisting and gripping motions of the forearm muscles. It often affects people who perform manual labor.
Trigger finger: This is a condition in which the finger or thumb catches or locks in a bent position due to inflammation of the tendon sheath. It often affects people who use their hands to perform work related tasks.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries occur when a worker slips, trips and falls, resulting in an injury. Injuries associated with a fall are often broken bones or head injuries.
Slip and fall injuries are a common claims seen by workers’ comp lawyers. Here are some examples of slip and fall injuries that could be covered by a workers compensation claim:
Broken bones, such as a broken arm or wrist, which can result from falling on a hard surface.
Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, which can result from slipping or tripping and falling.
Head injuries, such as brain injury, which can occur if a person hits their head during a fall.
Occupational illnesses occur as a result of exposure to hazardous materials, such as asbestos or toxic chemicals.
Occupational illnesses are conditions that develop over time as a result of exposure to certain substances or working conditions. In Ohio, this type of work injury may be the fault of your employer, or you may even have a third party injury claim. Examples of occupational illnesses that may qualify for benefits include:
Repetitive Motion injuries
Back injuries can occur from heavy lifting, improper lifting techniques, or other work-related activities.
It is very important to report any back injury to your boss, supervisor or HR department as soon as it occurs so that you can seek immediate medical attention, and document your injury for a workers’ comp claim . Examples of back injuries that may be covered under workers compensation claims include:
Lumbar spine injuries
Fractures or breaks
Get Your Workers Compensation Benefits
For more than 40 years, I have helped injured workers navigate the workers’ compensation claims process, and guide them through the treacherous maze of workers’ compensation law. I Make Them Pay!® time and time again, and would be honored to take you on as a client. All you have to do to begin the process of seeking compensation, is to call me.
I will meet you anytime or anyplace that is convenient for you. I have met many clients while they are hospitalized, recuperating and rehabilitating after a work injury. Your job is to heal, and my job is to get you the benefits you need to cover your medical bills, compensate you for lost wages from missed work days, and so much more!
Not only can we assist you with a recent work-related claim, but we can recover lost wages by reviving old workers’ compensation claims, as well.
Call me today at 1-800-556-4769 and I will do everything possible to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your work-related injury.