All it takes is one wrong move in front of a bench grinder, a head-on collision with the company vehicle or being under a poorly secured load at the wrong time, and you're in for quite a lesson in law.
Workers' compensation laws provide injured or disabled employees who were hurt on the job monetary awards. Benefits are also provided for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work, the Ohio workers' compensation lawyers at Elk & Elk will fight to protect your rights. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options.
When you should call a workers' comp attorney
- The employer refuses to believe you were injured on the job.
- The insurance carrier has denied you benefits.
- You can't get needed medical treatment.
- An insurance adjuster promises benefits or care that never arrives.
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Why you need an experienced Ohio attorney
Workers' compensation law is an ever-changing landscape that hinges on the latest court decisions and constantly evolving statutes. We will provide the guidance to help get you through this situation. When you or someone you know winds up in this situation, we will provide needed guidance.
At the law firm of Elk & Elk, our workers' compensation lawyers have the knowledge, determination and resources to make sure you are treated fairly and receive each benefit allowed to you by law. We have the experience and the know-how to handle the legal side of these terrible tragedies, and we understand how workers' compensation overlaps with other parts of the law so that we can maximize our clients' results.
We will explore all possible sources of compensation
Many injured workers do not know that workers' compensation pays nothing for pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment. Nor will workers' compensation ask a reckless employer to pay for its conduct unless that employer violates a written Ohio safety rule.
Because workers' compensation fails to fully compensate the injured worker, it is necessary to carefully evaluate the facts. We will investigate every aspect of your case to see if a lawsuit against a third party, an intentional tort or a safety violation claim can be pursued.
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured at work
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident and are unsure of your rights, trust the Ohio workers' comp attorneys at Elk & Elk to determine the benefits to which you have a legal right.
Fill out our free, no-obligation online contact form or call our workers' compensation informational hotline at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446).