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Employers in Ohio are required by law to purchase workers' compensation insurance to cover all employees in case of injuries sustained while working. The injury must have been a direct result of an on-the-job accident. In the case of an overuse injury, you must be able to prove the injury is a result of repetitive actions on the job.

According to the U.S Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4.5 million injuries and illnesses are reported in private industry workplaces each year. This means that roughly five workers per 100 full-time workers are injured at work or become ill in the workplace each year. Certain work laws exist to guarantee that workers who are injured in the workplace will receive permanent financial awards. These laws were created in an effort to solve any kind of dispute outside of the courtroom.

As with most accidents, you will be dealing with an insurance company. The insurer will decide whether to accept or deny your claim. If you are denied, you can opt to appeal the decision with the Ohio Industrial Commission. At this point, you will most likely need to hire a workers' compensation attorney.

You are allowed to represent yourself but without professional help, you can really damage your case. The insurance company will try to get you to give a taped statement with the sole purpose of using your own words against you. If you have retained a lawyer, they will talk to the insurance company for you, and handle all aspects of your case. They will take you through the deposition process and represent you in the courtroom. It is important that you attend all scheduled doctors' appointments, as failure to do so can result in the loss of medical benefits.

If you win your appeal, the insurance company will have to pay you up to 50% of lost wages from a few days after the date of your injury until you are deemed able to return to work. They will also have to compensate you for any permanent disability or loss of function from your injury. If you are currently employed, you should remember to report any incident at work immediately and you should follow your employer's guidelines for filing a claim. The Ohio Industrial Commission requires employers to post these guidelines so all employees can see them. They should be easily accessible to and carefully viewed by all employees .

There are many variations in the law, and the system can be confusing. As a result many injured workers have to seek out legal representation. Workers' compensation attorneys may specialize in workers' compensation cases, or they may represent different types of personal injury. Most will take your case on contingency, meaning you pay nothing unless you win. At that point, your attorney will take a percentage of your awards as payment for their services. The Ohio Industrial Commission approves the amount an attorney may charge their clients dependent on the case. Find an attorney to review your case today so you are sure that your rights are protected and you get the benefits you deserve.

If you or someone you know has been injured at work, and you want to learn more about your legal rights, contact a workers' compensation lawyer or attorney today. You can find a worker's compensation lawyer by visiting the American Bar Association website. The American Bar Association website features a lawyer locator function which allows the user to search through workers' compensation lawyer and attorney profiles in each specific city and state. Access to the site and profiles is absolutely free.


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