Compensation For Injured Workers Without Filing Lawsuits
Workers’ compensation is a legal process by which employees injured in the workplace can cover medical costs and other financial losses without filing lawsuits against employers. If you were employed in Ohio when you were injured on the job, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, including:
- Medical treatment at the time of injury and indefinitely
- Lost-time benefits compensating you for loss of income
In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may have cause to file an injury claim or lawsuit against someone other than your employer who was negligent and contributed to a serious accidental injury.
The responsible party in a third-party liability case may have been:
- An equipment manufacturer
- A subcontractor
- A delivery service provider
- Anyone whose negligence resulted in dangerous conditions in the workplace
Normally, you do not have to prove your employer was negligent to collect workers’ compensation benefits. However, your employer may have violated a safety requirement. In this case, you could also be eligible for a supplemental benefit known as a violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR) award.
The attorneys at Klein & Carney Co., LLC, are well-prepared to evaluate your case and determine what types of workers’ compensation benefits you are eligible for. We can also determine if you can pursue other legal actions such as third-party claims or petition for a VSSR award.
After a workplace accident in Ohio, talk over your options with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Contact Klein & Carney online or call 216-502-3947 day or night for a free initial consultation.
Our goal if we represent you after a workplace injury is to help you recover all compensation you need to recover as fully as you can. Proper medical care, adequate time off work and other means of support can get you on the road to healing and financial stability once again after an injury on the job.
Ready To Help With Your Workers’ Comp Case
Contact a lawyer at our Cleveland firm at no charge after an on-the-job accidental injury. Learn what we can do for you after a workplace injury. We represent injured workers in workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits on a contingency basis. You will not owe attorneys’ fees until we recover benefits and compensation for you. Our attorneys are available for free phone consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 216-502-3947.