The American service industry is vast, with over 30 million employed in a variety of different jobs. Workers in this sector generally interact with the public by providing assistance and access to goods and services. Although many people may take the attentive restaurant server or the helpful sales associate for granted, these individuals serve an important role in our nation’s economy and need protection from work injuries just like any other employee. Those who work in the service industry are exposed to many different hazards, and when they get hurt, their injuries often cost them valuable wages and force them to accrue medical bills. Our Ohio workers compensation lawyers make sure injured employees located within the service industry get all the workers compensation benefits owed to them. Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has represented injured workers for over 80 years. In that span of time, we have developed a reputation for excellence in litigation in the Buckeye State.
The types of jobs within the service industry range from airline attendants and restaurant cooks to retail associates. However, this category also includes custodians, bus drivers and delivery people. If you work at a job that offers any of the following services, you are part of the service industry:
Since service jobs and what they entail vary tremendously, incidents that lead to injury also depend greatly on the type of workplace involved. Injuries can derive from the most common accidents, from slips, trips and falls to intentional actions including criminal assaults and even homicides. Not only are life-altering work injuries a threat, but a significant portion of the industry lacks sick days and health insurance, which can leave workers vulnerable to financial catastrophe. This is why workers compensation is vital to the well-being of these employees. Common injuries include:
Workers comp can provide benefits that pay for medical bills in addition to funds for any lost wages while an employee is unable to return to work. As an employee, you have the right to workers compensation if you suffer an injury at work. Our Ohio lawyers help injured service industry employees file for workers compensation. We can ensure that your workers compensation claims are accurate and filed on time, and if the insurance company denies the claim, we will fight to protect your rights. Call Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC for free attorney advice about getting started now.
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