Columbus Workers' Compensation Attorney
Many Columbus workers are subjected to work related hazardous that can cause enormous hardships for both an employee who is injured on the job and the injury victim’s family. If you suffer a serious workplace injury, it can mean financially crippling medical bills and months of off duty time. Some employees are injured so severely at the workplace that they are permanently disabled. While there can be enormous stress associated with a workplace injury, the workers’ compensation system provides an efficient “no fault” remedy.
Our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand that the procedures and documentation associated with pursuing a workers’ compensation claim can be confusing. Although the no fault nature of pursuing a Columbus workers’ compensation claim removes the obstacle of proving fault by one’s employer, it also typically produces far less in financial recovery than a personal injury claim. While a Columbus personal injury claim provides free medical care, compensation for time off work and permanent disability, there are many forms of personal injury damages that are not available including pain and suffering, impaired quality of life, loss of consortium and punitive damages. The workers’ compensation system will typically constitute the only remedy against an employer for injuries suffered in the scope of one’s employment.
Fortunately, workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims are not mutually exclusive. Our experienced Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers often pursue both a workers’ compensation claim against our clients’ employer and a personal injury claim against a third party. A construction worker may be injured on a Columbus construction worksite by defective heavy equipment that is rented to one’s employer. Heavy machinery in a construction or industrial setting is a common cause of workplace injuries. In this example, we may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim against the your employer and a personal injury claim against the equipment manufacturer based on the product defect as well as the rental company for failing to properly maintain the equipment.
Our experienced Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates have successfully guided many seriously injured employees through the workers’ compensation system while also seeking personal injury damages from a third party since our firm was founded almost three decades ago. There are many dangerous occupations, but safety regulations imposed by OSHA and other federal or state entities are designed to reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries. When workplace safety rules are not enforced, it can mean injuries that threaten one’s livelihood and one’s ability to provide financial support for one’s family.
If you suffer an injury while on-the-job or engaged in activity for the benefit of your employer even outside normal workplace hours, you will generally be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits may include income replacement checks, medical care provided by your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier and disability compensation depending on your degree of permanent disability. In most cases, an employee may pursue a workers’ compensation claim even if an employee may have been negligent in causing one’s own injury though some narrow exceptions apply.
Our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers have effectively represented those injured in workplace accidents or who suffer occupational illnesses or repetitive motion injuries. We represent clients from a broad range of sectors of the economy including industrial, farming, construction, emergence services, administrative support staff, professional occupations and virtually all other types of occupations. We are prepared to represent clients injured by a wide range of work related hazards including construction site accidents involving heavy machinery accidents, trenching accidents, confined space accidents, motor vehicle collisions, explosions and exposure to hazardous chemicals (asbestos).
Our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers have been representing injured employees since we were founded in 1984. We combine extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation and personal injury law with a commitment to thinking outside the box to obtain the most effective solutions for our Columbus workers’ compensation clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus workers’ compensation claim. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.