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Workers’ Compensation claims can be very complex and hard to understand, especially for those who have not dealt with such a claim before. If you have been injured while working, it is imperative to contact a Toledo work injury attorney as soon as possible to help you navigate through your case.
Workers’ compensation is for those people who are on the job. Compensation is limited but will pay for your medical expenses and payments related to disability.
Personal injury claims are for any individual who is hurt due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual. To be awarded compensation, damage and proof of negligence are necessary.
Oftentimes, construction workers do not clock in at work; it is a foreman’s job to verify the time that each employee spends on the site.
If injured, it may be difficult to decide between pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim. A lawyer can help you decide which route is best to take for your case, depending on negligence, proof, and the resulting damage.
Many individuals are required to travel for work, meaning they will be off-site. The types of accidents that are covered under workers’ compensation while traveling are those that occur at a hotel, restaurant, or in transport to and from the destination. But, if the worker is injured due to the negligence of another individual, they could possibly receive compensation for both workers’ compensation and personal injury.
There are several types of positions in which an individual runs errands as part of their job description. Doing so takes the individual off-site. If the persona is injured while driving due to the negligence of another driver, they will be able to file a personal injury claim. But, if they are injured in an accident in which nobody is at fault, they could place a claim under workers’ compensation.
If you have been injured in a situation similar to those listed above, or a different type, the best thing to do is to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Work injury accidents can be complex, which is why it is best to have the guidance of an experienced attorney who has done work in the space before.
We can help you decide which type of claim you would file, as well as give you a free case evaluation. We also have legal resources available at no cost that can further explain work injuries and the legal process. Order a copy directly from our website, or request The Ohio Work Injury Book when you call into the office!
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