Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Our Columbus Workers Compensation Lawyers Want To Help
If you have suffered an injury on the job, you need to know what responsibilities your employer has towards you so that you can be sure that you are receiving fair treatment. Your employer has many responsibilities that ensure that injured workers receive the medical attention and compensation they need. The attorneys at Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP do everything they can to help injured workers receive the settlement they deserve when they suffer an injury on the job. Columbus workers compensation laws can be complex, and if you do not know about certain benefits, you may not receive them. You need an experienced professional to help you understand the law and file a strong claim. Our attorneys do whatever it takes, no matter how long it takes, to help our clients receive fair compensation. When you meet with Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP, you meet with an experienced Columbus workers compensation attorney starting with your initial consultation. That attorney will be on your case from beginning to end, paying attention to every detail. Our lawyers get to know our clients and understand their specific needs so that we can build the case that is right for you.
Your Employer’s Responsibilities
In the state of Ohio, your employer has certain responsibilities under workers’ compensation law. Workers’ compensation law requires employers to purchase some form of workers’ compensation insurance in most cases. Certain exceptions can be made for very large companies, which have the option of acting as their own workers’ compensation insurance provider, and very small companies (typically with only three or four employees), which have the option of not purchasing workers’ compensation insurance. If an employer fails to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, he or she may face fines, civil liability, or even criminal prosecution.
If you are hurt on the job and your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, your employer might be personally liable for the benefits you should receive through workers’ compensation insurance. Alternatively, you have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against your employer rather than pursuing a workers’ compensation claim if your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance.
Other Duties Your Employer Must Perform
Employers typically must perform these duties in addition to purchasing workers’ compensation insurance:
- At every job site, post a notice of compliance with Ohio workers’ compensation laws
- Offer emergency medical treatment to any employee who suffers an injury while on the job
- Offer additional medical attention, including long-term treatment, if an employee is not able to seek out medical treatment
- File a report of any on-the-job injury to a workers’ compensation board office
- Comply with any requests for further information filed by the workers’ compensation board or the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier
Let Our Legal Professionals Help You
Workers’ compensation law is complex, and seeking the benefits you deserve is a highly technical process. Do not face this task alone. Let the lawyers at Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP help you. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injured workers, and we are intimately familiar with Columbus workers compensation law. We will be with you every step of the way, helping you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered an injury on the job and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, contact an experienced Columbus workers compensation attorney from Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP today for a free consultation.