If you have recently suffered a work injury, you likely have many questions. Where do you go for treatment? How do you get paid? What do you do first? At Morgan & Justice in Columbus, our attorneys can answer all of your questions and guide you through the process.
Please refer to the information below for guidance in this process and contact us to help get you the benefits that you are entitled to.
Our attorneys and staff will guide you through the steps you need to take to get workers compensation benefits.
Your well-being should be your priority. Make certain you seek medical treatment for your work injury. All other issues can be addressed when you are on the road to recovery.
Reporting an injury at work is crucial. Not only does it ensure that your employer is aware of the situation, but it may also serve to prevent allegations that you suffered your injury outside of the workplace. This is a common reason for workers’ compensation claims to be denied.
Your employer probably has a formal process for reporting a workplace injury that may involve completing an incident report or other paperwork. An employer may not fire, demote or discriminate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
If you are not familiar with the process, speak with your manager or your human resources representative.
An injured worker must file a workers’ compensation claim within a strict time period. Failing to file a timely request can prevent you from gaining compensation and proper treatment. There are different deadlines for filing a work injury claim, an occupational disease claim, additional conditions and medical treatment. Appeals of adverse decisions must also be filed within a certain time period. If you do not file an appeal before the deadline, you may lose your right to pursue an appeal. Our attorneys address each of our client’s cases expediently to ensure that deadlines are met and that you quickly obtain results.
If you face a workplace-related injury or illness, contact us to schedule a free case consultation. With over 65 years of combined experience, we are well versed in the process and what it takes to win and we will work relentless to ensure that you are in the best hands possible. We will help walk you through the process of filing claims, the different types of benefits that might be available to you and help you determine your best course of action.
We offer a free consultation and we do not get paid unless you do.
To contact one of our experienced and trusted workers compensation or social security disability lawyers in Columbus, call 614-258-1133 or toll free at 800-948-6200 or contact us online below.