For many workers in Ohio, traveling to an office, worksite or another destination to perform some or all of their work is their norm in the new remote-work world. Whether it is in an office, warehouse, factory or jobsite, all employees are faced with some degree of risks and dangers. Thus, a person does not need to work in a high-risk job to suffer a workplace injury.
When a workplace accident occurs, an employee could suffer as a result. This could be a physical injury or the development of a medical condition or disease. In fact, an accident does not need to occur for a workplace injury to result. The conditions of the work environment or lack of safety training or equipment could be the cause.
Consulting an attorney for advice may be wise because they understand how significant a workplace accident can be on an individual and their family. The attorney can be dedicated to serving injured employees navigate the matter, helping them better understand their rights when it comes to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.
Getting workers’ compensation
Filing for workers’ compensation benefits can feel complex and overwhelming, especially when you are currently dealing with the pain and suffering associated with the work-related injury, disorder or disease. Thus, it is important to understand what types of injuries are covered by workers’ comp and the process needed to obtain these benefits.
If you are suffering from a shoulder injury, spinal injury, injuries to your arm, wrist, hand, hip, leg, knee, ankle or foot, hearing loss, vision loss, facial scars, traumatic brain injury, occupational diseases or other workplace injuries, you are likely to qualify for workers’ compensation.
The impact of a work-related injury or disease can be significant, and workers’ compensation is beneficial to you. Therefore, it is important that you consider your legal rights when it comes to filing for workers’ compensation or filing an appeal for a denial.