When you work day in, day out to make ends meet, suffering a workplace injury that requires seeing a doctor and taking time off can threaten to set you back in a big way. One minute you know exactly how you'll manage upcoming financial obligations and, in the next, you're seriously injured and wondering how to get the care you need so you can recover and return to work—and how in the world you'll support yourself and your family in the meantime.
While this is the purpose of the Ohio workers' compensation system, the claims process can be complicated, frustrating, and unpredictable. Things could go smoothly, or you could find the medical care and other benefits you need and deserve being contested at each and every turn. Don't risk getting the runaround from Managed Care Organizations (similar to big insurance companies) or self-insured employers who prioritize their profits over their workers' well-being. If you were hurt on the job, you need a skilled attorney. Fortunately, you've come to just the right law firm.
Getting the Help, the Benefits, and the Justice You Deserve
At Justice Law Firm, our accomplished legal team represents workers who were hurt while completing their job duties. We've seen firsthand how a significant work injury can turn a person and their family's lives upside down, and it's what drives us to be such passionate advocates for our clients. We're committed to helping you make a full and fair recovery. Here's what you should know.
Medical treatment is the foundation of a workers' compensation claim. Not only do you need medical care to heal and go back to work, but you have to see a doctor who can diagnose your impairments in relation to your on-the-job injury in order for workers' comp to cover your treatment. The severity of your injury and the extent of required care can also inform other aspects of your claim.
Not sure where or how to get this much-needed care? Let us help. We can get you into a good doctor who can develop a treatment plan to get you back to your job.
Will your injury have long-term physical effects or affect your earning capacity? Ohio workers' compensation provides various types of financial compensation for injured workers. Depending on the details of your injury, the resulting limitations, and your workers' comp claim, you may be entitled to lost wages, scheduled loss, living maintenance, percentage permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, or temporary total disability payments. Workers' compensation also offers a one-time monetary award for visible facial disfigurement.
If your injury prevents you from returning to your original position and employer, workers' compensation provides vocational rehabilitation—such as career counseling, on-the-job training, and job placement services—to help you find new employment. We can help ensure that you have access to the robust services needed to support your return to work.
Death Benefits for Survivors
Did you lose a loved one as a result of a workplace accident or occupational disease? You may be entitled to reasonable funeral expenses, as well as ongoing death benefits equal to two-thirds of your family member's wages or salary (subject to weekly minimum and maximum amounts). Our team can help you understand your rights and recover the benefits you're owed.
Tenacious Legal Counsel You Can Count On
Going up against big Managed Care Organizations or self-insured employers can be intimidating and even a little frightening. Don't go it alone. Let our talented legal team level the playing field. We're proud to stand up for the “little guy” and we don't give up on clients when the going gets rough. If we hit an obstacle, our extensive experience and savvy approach to workers' comp litigation helps us change course to find new paths to success.
Ready to find out what we can do for you and your Ohio workers' compensation claim? Contact Justice Law Firm today to schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.