PROVIDING 5 STAR LEGAL SERVICES FOR OHIO INJURY VICTIMS
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio
Helping to provide relief for a complicated claim process
There are over 91,000 employer-related workplace injuries reported annually in Ohio. While some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, no one is exempt from risk. Most workplace injuries result from overexertion, slips and falls, being struck by an object or equipment, roadway incidents, crushing accidents, chemical exposure, electrocution, and repetitive motions.
Injured workers and their families often face a loss of income and enormous medical bills. Workers’ compensation insurance, also known as workers’ comp or workman’s comp, is designed to provide medical and compensation benefits for work-related injuries, illnesses, and death. Most employers are required by law to purchase workers’ compensation coverage; however, an employer or their insurance company may dispute a workers’ comp claim, delay your settlement, or award an insufficient amount.
Depending on the severity of your injury and the complexity of your case, a lawyer’s intervention may be required to tilt the scales in your favor.
What to Do if You’ve Been Injured on the Job
The most important thing to do if you have been injured as a result of your employment is to immediately report the injury to a supervisor, preferably in writing. A written, dated record improves your chances for getting your claim approved. There are several types of written documents that are legally acceptable, and a workers’ compensation attorney can advise on the best reporting method and help prepare any workplace injury forms and statements.
Seeking prompt medical attention for your work-related injury is critical, even if the injury seems minor. Being treated soon after the injury will allow you to heal faster and dispute any argument by your employer or their insurance company that your injury was not work-related. For non-emergency situations, some states give employers the right to choose the treating physician. It is in your best interest to seek treatment from your personal physician whenever possible to ensure objectivity.
Consult with a lawyer who specializes in workers’ compensation cases. Even in a relatively uncomplicated situation, it’s often a good idea to consult with an attorney. Ask for a free consultation to discuss your case, find out whether you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, and learn about the process and pitfalls of filing a claim.
Advocating for the Rights of Injured Workers and Their Families
Joe Joseph, Jr. and his team of personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling legal claims arising from workplace injuries. They meet the criteria for achieving excellence in their field by adopting a Five Star Approach in seeking justice for the injured.
When you retain the legal services of Joseph Law Group, you can rest assured knowing that your workers’ compensation claim will be handled with care so that you can focus on recovering and feeling better. Here are just some of the ways we can make life easier for you:
- Arrange or recommend treatment with the right physicians
- Handle all communications with your employer and their insurance company
- Ensure your benefits are paid on time
- Gather medical evidence to support your claim
- Negotiate a favorable settlement for your disability
- Represent you at a workers’ comp deposition, hearing, or trial
- Secure testimony from medical experts, vocational experts, financial analysts, and accountants to maximize the value of your claim
- Advise you on any third-party claims and other potential benefits
- Obtain statements from friends and family members about your daily activities
- Uncover evidence showing your employer’s history of poor workplace safety
- Appeal a denied claim
We’re Here to Help
If you have been injured on the job, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can evaluate your claim and provide relief for a complicated claim process. Schedule a free consultation at Joseph Law Group’s Cleveland or Youngstown office by calling 216-912-7402. We never charge a fee unless you recover compensation.
3690 Orange Place - Suite 175
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Greater Cleveland | 216-522-1600
Youngstown/Akron | 330-797-0481
Southeast Ohio | 740-212-8180
Columbus | 614-591-3670
Toledo | 419-273-0380
Cincinnati | 513-880-0325