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:
- Work Related Injury
- 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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Work Related Injury
In an effort to avoid work related injuries, many companies have safety rules in place. Rules for a safe work environment benefit the employees as well as the employers who will save money if there are no accidents. But accidents do happen and according to the Eshelman Legal Group in Ohio, the most important step to take if you have experienced a work related injury is to report it to your employer immediately.
This may not sound important, but it is. Even the smallest accident needs to be reported at the time it happens (or at least within 24 hours) even if you don’t think anything is wrong or if you are taking the “let’s wait and see if I need to see a doctor or not” attitude. The worker compensation lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group explain that a few things can happen if you don’t report the work injury right away.
Why Report Your Work 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 work related injury in a timely manner will prevent numerous possible problems both financially and at work. 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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