Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims By Industry
Workers’ compensation is a lifeline for injured workers. These benefits can help you replace the income you have lost so you can pay your bills and take care of your family. These benefits are available to almost anyone in any industry. If you’ve been injured at work and don’t know what to do, a Columbus workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can help you get the benefits you need while you recover.
High-Risk Occupations & Industries in Ohio
While any job can result in injury or illness, some industries are naturally more dangerous than others. We work with employees and workers, including immigrants and undocumented workers in the following industries:
- Transportation and warehousing
- Agriculture, fishing, hunting, and forestry
- Oil and drilling
- Industrial and manufacturing
- Health Care
- Leisure and hospitality
- First responders
If you work in any of these industries and have suffered an illness or injury in the course of your employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys can help you navigate the claim process to get the benefits you need.
Our Attorneys List the Most Common Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
So long as your injury was suffered in the course of employment, you will likely qualify for Ohio workers’ compensation benefits. The following are the most common work-related injuries that are reported:
- Overexertion injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Injuries due to contact with equipment
- Injuries due to workplace violence
- Motor vehicle accidents
The following are the most commonly reported work-related illnesses:
- Skin diseases (skin cancer, dermatitis, ulcers, and eczema)
- Respiratory illnesses (mesothelioma, tuberculosis, asthma, silicosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Hearing loss
No matter what injury or illness you have suffered, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to replace your income and cover your medical expenses and our Ohio workers’ comp lawyers can help.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that promulgates minimum safety standards for almost every industry. Unfortunately, many employers do not comply with these regulations and overt violations are common. Many injured workers believe they are not entitled to workers’ compensation unless their employer violated OSHA regulations. Fortunately, this is not the case-workers’ compensation provides benefits regardless of fault, which means you may still be entitled to benefits even if your employer did nothing wrong.
However, if you were injured as a result of a clear OSHA violation, you may have a personal injury claim against your employer. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand your options.
Contact Malek and Malek to Learn Your Options
At Malek & Malek Law Firm, we have decades of experience helping injured workers get the benefits they need to pay their bills and take care of their families after a work accident or injury. If you are suffering from an injury or illness caused by your employment, contact us for a free consultation at 888-444-7440 to discuss your case today.