The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that over 600,000 workers suffer serious back injuries every year. Although these injuries most frequently occur in high-risk occupations, the truth is that every worker could potentially suffer the effects of these debilitating wounds.
The Ohio workers compensation system provides benefits for people who suffer serious injuries on the job. If you have been affected by a workplace injury, our workers compensation attorneys may be able to help you secure the compensation you need to pay for medical treatments as well as for your lost wages.
According to OSHA, back injuries “account for a significant amount of human suffering, loss of productivity, and economic burden.” The agency noted that back disorders “are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years.”
Back injuries are typically caused by an overexertion of a person’s muscles and tendons. This overexertion may occur during any of the following activities:
In addition to muscle damage, back injuries can also result in damage to the spinal cord. Any amount of spinal cord damage could potentially cause paralysis or loss of sensation in other areas of the body.
Workers Compensation Is Available for Back Injury Victims
In addition to compensation for medical expenses, the state of Ohio offers benefits for workers who are temporarily or permanently disabled by back injuries. There may also be benefit payments available for workers who can only work a limited number of hours while they recover.
Injured employees must adhere to a specific process when making workers compensation claims. This process includes submitting an accident report to one’s employer, having the injury examined and certified by a doctor as well as providing all the required documentation to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Any mistake at any point in this process could result in a denial of benefits. It may be in your best interest to arrange for an experienced Columbus lawyer to assist with the application process to ensure that your documentation is properly completed.
As an injured worker in the state of Ohio, you have the right to apply for workers’ compensation. However, the application can be complicated, and a simple error may cause insurance providers to feel that they can deny your rights. For a free consultation with an experienced Columbus lawyer at Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, speak with us by calling (621) 221-7548 today. We have worked tirelessly to uphold the rights of Ohio workers since founder Richard N. Larrimer began the law firm in 1928.
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