What You Need To Know About Workers' Compensation

Many people have misconceptions about worker's compensation. At the Sammarco Law Firm, LLC, we aren't surprised this is the case. Worker's compensation procedures and laws are complicated and difficult to understand.

Just because you are pursuing a workers' compensation claim, it doesn't mean that you are suing your employer. Employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance for the sole purpose of meeting an obligation to their employees to cover these claims. An employer cannot fire an employee for filing a claim, and there are legal protections against retaliation.

Worker's compensation is a no-fault system. This means that it doesn't matter whether you were at fault or your employer was at fault. You will still get treatment if you follow the correct procedures to get recovery.

What Does Workers' Compensation Cover?

In Ohio, workers' compensation covers all work-related injuries. These include physical injuries as well as mental health injuries. Workers' compensation covers medical expenses and other payments depending on whether you are classified as temporarily or permanently disabled.

A lawyer can help with the classifications — such as temporary disability or permanent disability — so that you get the correct injuries addressed. At our firm, we evaluate you as your condition changes to make sure you get the treatment approved and covered. We want to ensure minimum delay so that you get monetary benefits in order to pay your household and medical expenses.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured At Work?

If you have been injured at work, you need to report it to your employer immediately. Then you need to seek medical treatment. Keep a record of your medical treatment, and if you are not getting better, you may need to choose another doctor or clinic.

Your employer must address the need for immediate treatment after you report your injury. The employer (and employee) must also report the injury to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

As with many cases, certain deadlines are set for making claims. It is important to speak with an attorney about your options. Email us or call our Cincinnati office at 513-828-0243 for more information.

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I'm attorney Alissa Sammarco Magenheim and we handle many different types of injury cases and one of them is workers' compensation injuries. Worker's compensation provides for several different types of benefits, first of course is medical treatment to help you recover from your injuries. The second is called temporary total disability which will pay you a money payment so that you can take care of yourself while you are unable to work and recover from your injuries. Now, sometimes the injuries last longer than you expect and there are additional benefits, sometimes there's a permanent disability benefit. Sometimes there is an ongoing benefit for continuing treatment. We will help and guide our clients through this process to determine what benefits are available and what benefits are appropriate for their case. I'm here to take the burden of bureaucracy away from my clients. All those little red tape requirements that the bureau of workers' comp requires; forms that have to be filled out, doctor reports that have to be prepared, questions that have to be answered, that's what I do and I take that and I guide my client through what they need to do and I take care of the rest.

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