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Two main concerns arise for people who are injured at work: how they’re going to support their families while they aren’t earning paychecks, and who will cover their medical expenses. In Ohio, most employers are required to provide workers' compensation benefits to injured employees to take care of their lost wages and medical expenses. However, this does not cover all types of compensation and, if a third-party is involved, there is much more at stake. This is where the years of experience of the Cleveland workers’ compensation attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy come into play. We work hard to help injured workers in Ohio get the workers' compensation benefits they deserve.
Workers' compensation is a type of company insurance administered by the state that covers the cost of a worker's medical bills and lost wages after a work-related injury or illness. It encompasses many injuries, from serious accidents to conditions that develop gradually due to work hazards.
The primary purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide financial support to injured workers, and to protect employers from lawsuits resulting from workplace injuries. In exchange for receiving no-fault workers' compensation benefits, workers give up their right to sue their employers for damages caused by a workplace injury.
In Ohio, workers' compensation offers several benefits to injured workers, including:
A personal injury claim is a civil action filed by an injured party (the plaintiff) against the responsible party (the defendant) to seek compensation for damages caused by the defendant's negligence or wrongful actions. Common causes of personal injury cases include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, and medical malpractice.
In a personal injury claim in Ohio, the injured party may seek compensation for various damages, such as:
Understanding the distinctions between a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury claim is necessary for recovering the benefits and compensation you deserve. Here are the three fundamental differences:
While virtually anyone who has been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another can file a personal injury claim, only employees are eligible to file a workers' compensation claim. Workers’ compensation benefits are not available to independent contractors or other workers not classified as employees.
Moreover, to receive workers’ compensation benefits, the injury or illness must have occurred while on the job and within the scope of the injured worker’s employment. To determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, consult our knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys in Cleveland.
Navigating the complexities of a workers' compensation or personal injury claim can be overwhelming, especially when trying to recover from an injury. That is why hiring a qualified personal injury lawyer is crucial.
Our team of knowledgeable attorneys has years of experience handling workers' compensation claims in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. We are dedicated to helping injured workers and others understand their rights and fight for the compensation and medical care they deserve.
At Nurenberg Paris, we advocate for injured workers and ensure they receive the full benefits and compensation they are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with the workers’ compensation attorneys that Cleveland workers trust. The consultation is free, and you don't pay us anything unless we secure benefits for you.
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