Injured on the Job
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) was created by Congress in 1970 to help employers and employees reduce on the job injuries, illnesses and deaths. Most companies take this very serious and are diligent in following all the rules and regulations to insure everyone on the job is safe and understands proper procedures for their work duties. However, and sad to say some companies neglect to make safety a priority for their employees. If you have been hurt on the job due to your companies neglect or perhaps your jobs requires long hours of repetitive motion causing a disability such as carputunel or other repetitive motion injury. You may be entitled to compensation.
We Can Help
The Eshelman Legal Group has a team of lawyers devoted to helping victims of work related injuries get all the benefits to which they are entitled. The first thing you should do if you are injured at work is report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Time limits vary by state, so remember to do this within the required time frame so that your claim will not be denied. Do not sign anything that releases your employer from any liabilities. Some companies will try to intimidate you to sign a document that may release your employer from any responsibilities related to your injury. It is best to have an expert injury lawyer review any such documents before signing them.
Other Types of Work Injuries
Now when most people think about getting hurt on the job, they think about maybe slipping and breaking a leg or getting wounded on an assembly line. But the Eshelman Legal Group would like to remind you that it isn’t just the physical injuries that you can actually see that count as an on the job injury...there can also be work related illnesses.
A few examples of other work injuries
- • An administrative assistant who types so much that she develops carpal tunnel syndrome.
- • Someone in a highly stressful job could develop an ulcer or some other type of digestive problem.
- • An employee who works in an automotive area and is constantly exposed to exhaust, could suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning or breathing problems.
- • You may have to work with a variety of hazardous or corrosive chemicals and have not been properly trained on wearing the proper eye protection or chemical resistant gloves etc.
You May Have Questions
You may have questions about your rights as an injured employee and about workers compensation benefits. You may be wondering if you need to consult an injury attorney. At the Eshelman Legal Group your initial consultation is always free. We can help you determine if your case has merit and guide you in the proper steps that need to be taken to construct your case and present it to your employer, their insurance company and the legal system.
Some people incur an injury on the job and fail to report it right away. Maybe they feel the injury was not serious enough to report or that it may just go away on its own. The problem with a work related injury is that what ever may have caused your initial injury, the motion, the procedure, it is still part of your work routine and by having to continue these repetitive motions your injury may worsen. By reporting this injury to your employer, you protect yourself by claiming your legal rights as stated by OSHA and you may bring awareness to your employer that certain work procedures may need to be revisited and modified to help others not to experience the same type of injury.
Experienced Injury Law Firm
Work related injuries can be complicated to litigate. You are up against your employer and their insurance company. Their insurance company has a strong legal team. It is their job to discourage you and try to make you settle for as little as possible. On the other hand, the Eshelman Legal Group works for you. We have a strong legal team and it is our job to get you the largest settlement you are entitled to. We know what needs to be done. We guide you each step and keep you informed each step of the way. The Eshelman Legal Group has over 40 years experience helping injured victims. We know the Ohio Injury Laws, We Can Help You Too.
Ohio Work Injury Law
The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group have been handling WORK RELATED INJURY CASES for over 40 years and are well versed in the various Ohio Workers Compensation laws.. They also know how to deal with insurance and healthcare companies. If you visit our website at EshelmanLegalGroup.com, you can see that not only do our attorneys have a proven track record, but your first consultation with us is FREE and you do not pay until you get paid.
When To Call
If you have been injured at work, how long should you wait before you contact an experienced injury attorney? The earlier the better to tell you the truth, and definitely before you reach an agreement with the insurance company. Not only will hiring an experienced attorney early help you to avoid costly mistakes, it will help you avoid missing any deadlines due to Ohio Injury laws. Different states have different deadlines for filing claims, and you don’t want to miss yours, especially if you need to recover income or expenses from loss of wages or medical bills.
As a General Rule of Thumb, You Should Hire an Injury Attorney Shortly After the Injury Occurs (Within a Week or Two)
The longer you wait, you could risk your case being jeopardized. We encourage you to get expert legal advice to evaluate your individual case. Call the experts at the Eshelman Legal Group in Akron, Ohio for a no obligation no cost first initial consultation.
With over forty years experience, a vast knowledge of Ohio work injury laws, and the healthcare industry along with a proven track record in work injury claims, the Eshelman Legal Group has been helping the injured for over 40 years.
The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group in Akron, Ohio understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right” .
Ask yourself this question…who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.