Workers Compensation Lawyers
Not all workplace injuries fall under the category of instant trauma
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (cumulative trauma), Hearing Loss, Tinnitus (occupational exposure) and Superficial Thrombophlebitis are all conditions a worker can report and possibly receive medical care and benefits for. The major deciding factors would involve whether or not the condition developed as a direct result of performing the job and if the claim was submitted within the allowable time frame (within two years of the injury).
If you or your loved one have been injured on the job you have the right to file a claim. If you need help, contact the Eshelman Legal Group for a FREE consultation with one of our Northeast Ohio and Columbus workers compensation attorney.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you should be aware that workers compensation claims are not typically cut and dry cases. The process of obtaining benefits can be tedious and you can easily encounter multiple roadblocks. To help ensure you receive the medical care and benefits you are due, please follow these simple guidelines:
- Notify your employer verbally and in writing (keep a copy for your records)
- Seek appropriate medical attention
- Collect witness info (this includes anyone who can corroborate your claim)
Unfortunately, employees are sometimes hesitant to file a claim against their employer for fear their employer might retaliate against them, and they could lose their job. In Ohio, retaliatory action by an employer against an employee who files a workers comp claim is prohibited. This action can result in an independent case for that kind of conduct. As we do with personal injury cases, we take workers compensation cases on a contingency fee agreement basis. If we don’t recover any money for you, you don’t owe us anything.
We believe it’s important for you to understand you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. If your work related injury happened more than two years ago, you’ll be unable to make any claim against the industrial commission in Ohio of the insurance company.
If at any point you encounter a rejection, delay or denial of your claim, consult a qualified Ohio workers compensation lawyer immediately. The injury attorneys here at the Eshelman Legal Group work on a contingency fee. There are no up front costs to worry about.
You have the power to protect your rights by giving yourself the support you need to get the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible. Call our Ohio workers compensation lawyers to schedule a free consultation or to learn more about workers compensation law. Toll free at (800) 365-0001
The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.