Did you know that there are workers’ compensation claims outside of workplace injury? Jeff explains what those are, below:
Are there claims outside of workers’ compensation claims?
Yes there are claims outside of workers’ compensation claims. They are called third party claims or intentional tort claims, which means that it’s a very high standard to sue your employer for something other than workers’ compensation.
The Supreme Court of Ohio most recently has limited what you can recover and the legislature, led by the Republican forces in Columbus, has limited what workers can recover because of the gross neglect of their employer.
All of these may give rise to a claim over and above workers’ compensation
- They gave you bad machine
- Removed safety devices from their punch press
- Don’t put backup lights on the tow motors
- Make you work in extremely poor conditions where injury would be caused.
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It’s very important that you see an attorney and call us immediately because evidence is destroyed very quickly and there are ways an attorney can go ahead and make sure that they do not destroy it. If they do destroy evidence, they can be held liable for destroying it so see us to make sure you have your bases covered.