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Helping Clients in Columbus Pursue Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Their On-the-job Injuries

Work injuries can be exceptionally serious and can leave you facing significant damages, including mounting medical expenses and lost earnings. Help ensure that you obtain the compensation you’re owed by working closely with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

Work injuries are especially common in the building and construction industries. Workers in these sectors often have to work from heights atop ladders and scaffolding, and they must oftentimes work on or around heavy and dangerous machinery and equipment. When a person suffers a serious injury while on the job, he or she might have to undergo significant medical treatment at a high cost. The worker might also have to miss time from work, losing considerable income as a result.

On-the-job injuries can be extremely serious and debilitating. Depending upon the type of accident, workers could suffer traumatic head injuries, bone fractures, muscular sprains, and other serious injuries. If you have suffered a work injury while you were on the job, you might be entitled to bring a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

Being injured on the job is often a difficult experience that can leave you facing serious difficulties into the future. Unfortunately, however, dangerous work injuries are not uncommon – whether you work in an obviously dangerous field like construction work or ride a desk from 9 to 5. If you’ve suffered an injury on the job, it’s the right time to consult with an accomplished Columbus workers’ compensation attorney.

A Columbus work injury attorney at The Jones Firm can assist you with bringing your claim and pursuing the benefits that you deserve. Please call us today to learn more about how we could help with your Columbus work injury claim. 

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

With very few exceptions, all employees in the State of Ohio are eligible for workers’ compensation if they’ve sustained an injury on the job that leads to damages (such as medical expenses and/or lost wages). Ohio employers are required to carry workers’ comp coverage for their employees, but contract workers – such as Uber drivers and other gig economy workers – are left out of this equation. Some other exceptions include:

  • Injuries sustained while fighting on the job
  • Injuries sustained while violating stated company policies on the job
  • Injuries sustained while under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the job
  • Injuries that were self-inflicted on the job

Generally, if you have an employer and you are injured in the course of your work for that employer, you are covered by workers’ compensation, but this does not mean that obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is going to be easy.

ELIGIBILITY FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS

In order for you to be eligible to bring a workers’ compensation claim, you must have been injured while you were on the job and while you were working within the scope of your employment. These types of benefits are also available without regard to fault. Therefore, simply suffering an injury while you were at work may be sufficient for you to bring a benefits claim.

Independent contractors, however, are not eligible to bring a workers’ compensation claim. An independent contractor is typically someone who sets his or her own hours and does not have a set salary. Also, at tax time, employees receive standard W-2 forms, while independent contractors typically receive a Form-1099.

Work Injury Lawyer in Columbus, OhioTYPES OF BENEFITS FOR WHICH YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE

If you have suffered a serious work injury on the job, you might be eligible for several types of workers’ compensation benefits. First of all, you might be entitled to recover all of your related medical and physical therapy expenses. In addition, you could recover a portion of the wages which you lost from not being able to work.

In addition to these economic losses, you might also be able to assert a claim for permanency benefits. In order for you to be eligible for these benefits, a healthcare provider must be able to state, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that you suffered a permanent injury while you were on the job.

A Columbus work injury attorney will be able to determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits and can let you know the types of benefits for which you might qualify.

TAKING THE FIRST STEPS

Every workers’ compensation claim proceeds according to its own unique course, but there are some basic first steps that apply to every claim, including:

  1. Seek the Medical Attention You Need – Obtaining the medical attention you need sooner rather than later is closely associated with improved prognosis – in addition to supporting your workers’ compensation claim.  Don’t take a “wait and see” attitude when it comes to your health.  
  2. Report the Injury to Your Employer – As soon as you are able, report your injury to your employer and/or to your direct supervisor (and make it official). Not all employers are as scrupulous as they should be, and you want to quickly establish the fact that you were injured on the job, which will also help your workers’ comp claim.
  3. Consult with an Experienced Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorney – Workers’ compensation claims are complicated, but obtaining just compensation is critical to your ability to achieve your most complete recovery. Working with a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney is the best way to help ensure that your case proceeds as smoothly and advantageously as possible.

TURN TO A DEDICATED COLUMBUS WORKER’S COMPENSATION ATTORNEY TODAY

Attorney Geoff Jones at The Jones Firm in Columbus, Ohio, dedicates his practice to helping clients like you obtain the compensation to which they are entitled, including clients with difficult workers’ compensation cases. Workers’ comp claims are complicated, but Geoff is committed to skillfully steering your case toward a resolution that works for you. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Columbus work injury attorney, please call us at 614-209-5162 or contact us online today for more information.  please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What Our Clients Say

At The Jones Firm, we treat you like family. You are not just another client or claim number.

  • “[Geoff] was truly dedicated to obtaining the proper amount due to me from the auto insurance company. He was able to have personal conversations most larger firms would not have time to do) that would allow him to understand all of the big & small changes in my Life [caused by the accident]. I would refer my family land] friends to The Jones Firm.”

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  • “Very professional! Always returned my calls the same day with details.. couldn’t ask for a better lawyer!”

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  • “Geoff was an awesome attorney, he helped me with my case. Everything was smooth.”

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