Representing Victims Of Workplace Injuries And Disabilities
Injured at work? You are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
Workers' compensation insurance is a type of insurance purchased by employers for the coverage of employment-related injuries and illnesses. If you are injured at work you are entitled to benefits and compensation under Ohio law. Unfortunately, employers often deny or contest their employees their rightful benefits. The process of exercising and obtained your benefits can be challenging. David L. Knisley has been helping injured workers obtain the benefits they deserve for over 25 years.
Know your rights, know your benefits
If you are injured at work and have to miss work, you are entitled to compensation. If you have to seek medical attention for your injury, you are entitled to medical benefits for that injury. Their are other forms of compensation that you may be entitled to, however, your employer will likely not advocate for you.
Am I covered?
Workers' compensation insurance is designed to cover injuries that result from an accident while you are in the "course of your business." All employers must carry Worker Compensation on their employees, if they are noncompliant, meaning they do not pay for Worker's Compensation on their employees, you are still covered. There are a wide range of injuries that are recognized as "work related." For example, injuries such as carpal tunnel, burns, sprains and strains, damage or injuries sustained from harmful fumes, etc.
What types of expenses does workers' compensation insurance cover?
Although the payments are usually modest, workers' compensation insurance covers:
- medical care from the injury or illness
- replacement income
- costs for retraining
- compensation for any permanent injuries
- benefits to survivors of workers who are killed on the job or die due to their injuries
Hire a knowledgable attorney
Hire a lawyer that not only knows the system, but that cares about you and your case. With over 25 years of experience, David and Samantha can guide you through a complicated, frustrating system. Let them fight for your benefits so you can focus on getting better.