What Type of Workplace Injury is Covered In Ohio

If you suffer a work place injury you may have a workers comp claim. There are two types of injuries that may be covered, physical or psychological. Malek & Malek specializes in representing folks for their workplace injury.

Physical Conditions Allowed in the Ohio Workers Comp System

• Back sprains, muscle tears, and hernias from heavy lifting
• Herniated discs including lumbar and neck conditions requiring surgery
• Occupational diseases caused by exposure to dangerous substances or unsanitary environments
• Injuries caused by repetitive motion (i.e. carpal tunnel, tendinitis, bursitis)
• Head injury caused either by falling objects in a work environment or by falling off ladders
• Shoulder damage including rotator cuff tears and slap tears requiring surgery
• Knee injury including meniscal tears and osteoarthritis

Psychological Conditions Allowed in the Ohio Workers Comp System

The injuries sustained at work that entitle you to workers’ compensation don’t have to be purely physical. Emotional and psychological damage can be the basis of a claim for workers’ compensation. The psychological damage is the result of not being able to work anymore.  For instance an active, vibrant person can be greatly effected when her mobility is impaired by her work injury. Whereas before the injured worker could dance, hike in the woods, or walk her dog, now she cannot, and this inability cannot have a profound negative effect on that worker’s psychological state. These psychological damages are real, and just like physical impairments; they affect your life each and every day. That is why is important to seek workers’ compensation for a psychological condition resulting from a work place injury.

Loss of Use

Loss of use is a term referring to a part of the body that can no longer be used as the result of an injury occurring in the workplace. The amount of workers’ compensation you are entitled to is heavily influenced by both the severity of this loss of use and by the body part or area that has been affected. It is important to understand and consider this term and its impact in workers’ compensation lawsuits so that you can be better prepared when seeking workers’ compensation for any injuries that have occurred. However, if you cannot determine loss of use on your own, your attorney will be able to work with you to find ways to determine proper loss of use. As any attorney will tell you, demonstrating loss of use is an essential part of winning your workers compensation case. A Columbus, Ohio Common Workers Comp Attorney at Malek & Malek can help you receive the compensation you deserve.


Workers’ Compensation In A Perfect World

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to fight for workers’ compensation from your employer. Your employer would give you workers’ compensation without questioning you and making you jump through needless legal hoops to get the workers’ compensation you know you deserve. In a perfect world, you would simply get what you’re entitled to. Unfortunately, none of us live in that world. We live in a world where it takes expert legal counsel to go head-to-head with employers and fight for not just your workers’ compensation but also for your dignity, your honor, and your peace of mind. The common workplace Injury attorney in Columbus at Malek & Malek is ready to lead that fight.

Get Your Life Back

No matter what kind of injury you have sustained at the workplace (physical or mental), an Ohio workers’ comp attorney at Malek & Malek is here to represent you and get you the workers’ compensation that you are entitled to. Call (614) 444-7440 or email us to schedule a free consultation and begin the fight to get your life back.