Workers Compensation Laws

People go to work every day and never think of the possibility that they could get injured or suffer an illness because of some aspect of their job. Yet it happens daily, some employee gets injured and the workers compensation claim cycle begins. The experienced attorneys at the Cincinnati law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. are committed to serving injured employees with comprehensive and competent legal advice as they go through the process of filing a workers compensation claim.

Workers compensation is governed by state laws and they vary from state to state. However, every business is required to carry workers compensation insurance for their employees. For a small business of fewer than four employees that might not be applicable and for extremely large companies with robust bottom lines, they may be able to act as their own insurance carrier.

The law defines workers compensation to be “no-fault,” which means liability is not sought in a workers compensation claim. The injured employee may, in fact, have been partially responsible for his injuries but that may not seriously affect his claim. When an injured employee files a workers compensation claim he is not filing a lawsuit, but in essence, seeking to receive compensation for his illness or injury.

State workers compensation laws also afford protection to the employer from being sued by the injured employee. This allows the employee/employer relationship to avoid damage especially if the injured employee is able and interested in returning to work. Some state laws also forbid employers from taking harsh actions, such as treating them unfairly or discriminating against an employee who has filed a workers compensation claim.

The world of workers compensation involves many parties; injured employee, employer, insurance carrier, professional medical individuals and the paper trail can seem daunting at times. Place your trust and your claim in the hands of competent and dedicated workers compensation attorneys, like the ones at the law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., to handle your claim so you can spend your energy recovering.

For a confidential consultation to discuss the details of your case, please call us in Cincinnati at 513.721.6500, or contact us by using our web form.