Although it is a very common case, many people do not understand what worker’s compensation claims entail.
Q: What is worker’s compensation?
A: Workers’ compensation is meant to cover an injured employee’s lost wages as well as the costs associated with medical care and rehabilitation. In Ohio, workers are covered by workers’ compensation. Sometimes that’s through the state’s workers’ compensation fund and some employers are self-insured.
When you have been hurt at work, workers’ compensation can cover you for your medical bills, for the time that you have missed from work, and sometimes you can make a recovery based on the permanency of your injury.
In a lot of situations, especially if you have had multiple claims or prior accidents or problems with the part of your body that was hurt, you need to speak to an attorney who can help you pursue the claim and do anything possible to make sure that you get a fair recovery.