We’ll make things right when you’ve been injured as a result of a work related injury. We have been protecting the rights of injured people for over 40 years.
Our practice is limited to the representation of people, not insurance companies. Our years of experience make us a serious force, widely respected by insurance companies. The result is the ability to obtain top dollar settlements for our clients. We can help if you or someone you love is hurt due to:
- Back Injury at Work
- Construction Site Injury
- Defective Drugs - Medicines & Prescriptions
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Nursing Home Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
- Defective Product Injuries
- Motorcycle, Car, Van, SUV or Truck Accidents
- Snow - Ice Fall Injury
- Dog Bites
Getting the Proper Help
Before you talk to any insurance adjuster, CALL "The Eshelman Legal Group"...Without legal representation, you could settle your claim too cheaply or make statements to the adjuster that could defeat your case.
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Back Injury at Work
Back injuries are the number one most common safety problem according to the US Department of Labor. Most of these injuries are located in the lower back from lifting heavy objects. Often times these injuries can be avoided, but unfortunately when someone starts having back pain it tends to just be blown off by employers, and the worker will have to continue to go to work, leading to serious long term issues. Then when said worker is left disabled from crippling back pain, they will be cheated out of compensation, and left out of work for something that was not really even their fault. Do not worry though, because the Eshelman Legal Group can help work you through these problems and make sure you are not cheated out of the compensation you deserve.
The spine starts to slowly deteriorate as soon as you stop growing. For that reason, it is important to practice proper spinal care in order to remain healthy. As said earlier, back injuries can be easily prevented with basic safety practices, such as using proper lifting techniques. Most spinal injuries are caused by repetitive motions that wear down the spine. This will lead to things such as pain and loss of muscle control and sensation. If aggravated even further it can even lead to paralysis. For that reason the Eshelman Legal Group encourages you to go through proper practices to avoid back injuries before they happen.
If you do end up suffering from a back injury at work, however, most injuries, both minor and serious, are covered by workers compensation. Unfortunately, employers will often find any way they can to avoid providing compensation to injured workers. These can range from anywhere between using excuses to avoid being blamed for the worker’s injury, to just blatantly disregarding workers compensation and cutting off payments completely. For that reason, it is important for you to have an experienced attorney that you can trust. Contact the Eshelman Legal Group now, and we will make sure that no one will be able to take advantage of in your time of need.
Why Report Your Back Injury
It is extremely important for you to document your work related injury. Failing to do so could jeopardize your case.
- Your employer could deny you medical treatment
- Your employer may deny you the benefits of missing time from work
- You could be reprimanded and written up for not reporting the work related injury
- The worker’s compensation insurance carrier may question why the incident was not reported on time
- You could get suspended without pay for not reporting the accident
- Private insurance carriers do not cover work related injuries so your out of pocket could get expensive
In a nutshell, reporting a back related injury caused from your work in a timely manner will prevent numerous possible financial problems. To make your workman's compensation case even stronger, try to find a witness who can collaborate your claim...a coworker who saw you twist your ankle when climbing down from a piece of machinery or heard you moan and grab your back when you lifted a heavy carton. Seeking medical help is also important, the doctor could catch a problem before it gets worse and it is also good documentation that you seeked help for your work related injury.
That said, some states have longer time periods for reporting a work related injury, in some it is as long as 90 days, although your employer may still require a shorter time like 24 hours.
If you or a loved one has experienced a work related injury and are having trouble receiving workman's compensation, give the Eshelman Legal Group a call or visit our secure website at www.EshelmanLegalGroup.com for immediate on line help. You may set up an appointment for a free initial consultation or learn more about our practice which has served the N. E. Ohio community for over forty years. If you have encountered a rejection, denial or a delay in your claim please contact us. Our workers compensation lawyers will not only represent you and your family, but we will work tirelessly to make sure your right to receive compensation is enforced.
Contact the Eshelman Legal Group. Our attorneys will help you get all the benefits you are entitled to receive. Remember, the Workers’ Compensation Bureau is not on your side and are not required to inform you about benefits you are entitled to receive for your injuries. It is an adversarial system and you need to have someone on your side to get all the benefits under the system that you are entitled to. The lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group will see that you get all the benefits that are available to you.
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