Every year, about 10 percent of construction workers – over 150,000 people – endure workplace accidents and injuries, according to estimates from the Federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics. These injuries can be relatively minor in some cases, but they often cause workers to lose wages from missing work and suffer life-altering disabilities. Our firm understands that workers who sustain on-the-job injuries need financial support to pay for their expenses while they are unable to return to their jobs.
The workers comp lawyers at Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC have decades of experience assisting injured workers as they navigate the complex workers compensation system in Ohio. We are able to assist injured construction workers file for workers compensation benefits as well as Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) claims. We have concentrated on assisting injured employees and their families with workers compensation since the late 1920s. We are dedicated to working on behalf of construction workers to gain the benefits they need after accidents and injuries.
Construction sites can turn into dangerous places when employers or other workers fail to follow standard safety guidelines. Serious types of construction accidents include:
When these types of accidents occur, victims can suffer from lasting injuries and even endure wrongful death. Common injuries from construction site accidents include:
If you are in need of emergency treatment for your injury, it is crucial to seek medical care immediately. You do not need preauthorization to receive emergency medical services, but for nonemergency workplace injuries, you may need to see a doctor authorized by your employer. Additionally, you must notify your employer by filing a written accident report and a First Report of Injury. Other measures may be necessary depending on the circumstances of your injury. Timeliness is critical, since you only have two years from the date of injury to file a claim. Consulting with workers comp lawyers can ensure that you file your claim quickly and accurately. If you follow the procedures of the Ohio workers compensation system correctly, you should be able to receive benefits. Uncontested claim approval generally takes about one month. However, if the insurance company denies your claim, payout may take more time. Our family of Columbus workers compensation lawyers can evaluate your case before or after a denial, and make the claims process as easy as possible. If another party other than your employer is responsible for the construction injury at work, such as defective equipment or for injuries in a work vehicle accident, our attorneys can help you determine if you are entitled to file a third party lawsuit.
If you were hurt at work and need to receive workers compensation benefits as soon as possible, turn to the lawyers at Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. We have a thorough understanding about Ohio workers compensation law and can work on behalf of victims with on-the-job injuries to gain the benefits they deserve. Call our law firm today, and let us fight for your rights.
“I am very blessed to have found this firm. They have made sure that I have received all the compensation possible related to my claim. This is the firm I would recommend to my own family members and anyone else in need of legal representation due to work related injuries.”
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