The Cincinnati workers compensation attorneys at the law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. are committed to helping you if you have suffered a work related injury or illness. Our dedicated workers comp attorneys are well versed in the Cincinnati laws that govern workers compensation.
What Is Workers Compensation?
State work accident laws require every business, whether it is a mom and pop store or a large corporation, to have workers compensation insurance to protect their employees in the event they suffer an illness or injury while at work. If someone files a claim under workers compensation, they are not suing their employer. They are seeking financial benefits to cover expenses related to their illness or injury.
There are certain kinds of injuries that workers compensation is responsible for and they are:
- A medical condition before you began work whose state has been negatively exacerbated
- Injuries caused while participating in an activity that is hosted by the company such as a picnic
- Injury suffered from faulty furniture or physical property of the company, for example a broken chair
- Diseases that developed after prolonged exposure to dangerous substances
- Injuries directly related to excessive physical or emotional stress
And so it stands to reason, there are some types of injuries that workers compensation will not cover and they are:
- Injuries sustained from an employee engaging in wild horsing around
- Any injury that occurred due to the employee being intoxicated
- A purposeful self-inflicted injury
- Injury that occurred while the employee has left company property, such as personal shopping on their lunch hour
The main intent of workers compensation laws is to provide financial benefits to an employee that suffered an illness or was injured at work without the employee having to sue their employer. Another positive attribute of workers compensation is that it is no-fault, which means the injured employee is eligible for benefits regardless of who bears the negligence. The employer/employee relationship is unharmed as a result of the injury, which is good if the employee is able to return to work after he recovers.
What You Need To Do
As soon after a work-related illness or injury as possible, you need to tell your employer what happened. The next step is to fill out a workplace injury claim form and return it immediately to your employer, and file it with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Your employer may be self insured, and will inform their workers compensation insurance company of your accident at work. Even in that situation, you should file your report of injury with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.
If you reside in the Greater Cincinnati or southwest Ohio region, calling our job injury attorneys at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. would be a smart move on your part. We are dedicated to protecting your rights under Ohio work accident law and to obtaining the monetary reparations you are entitled to. We want you to have a speedy recovery so you can return to work and your daily routine as soon as possible.
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The law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. represents families and individuals in Greater Cincinnati and from throughout southwest Ohio and the Tri-State region with concerns in workers compensation, social security disability, malpractice, and personal injury. The communities that we serve include Cincinnati, Loveland, Fairfield, West Chester, Hamilton, Norwood, Colerain, Milford, Middletown, and Batavia.
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