According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some three million serious workplace injuries occur every year. Although sudden and catastrophic accidents cause many workplace injuries, many people suffer harm without being the victim of a specific incident. Some injuries can develop over time, and victims of these types of injuries are entitled to receive legal protection just like any other injured worker. You have the right to pursue workers compensation benefits if you have been hurt on the job, regardless of whether or not a single accident caused your injury. If you are in pain because of the duties of your job, our workers compensation lawyers are prepared to help you claim your deserved benefits in Columbus and throughout Ohio.
Some of the most serious workplace injuries and illnesses are not caused by a specific, one-time incident. Repetitive motions and receiving long-term exposure to hazardous materials can lead to serious injuries that can affect the health of workers. Millions of people work in office jobs where they sit at desks and type for up to ten hours a day. Despite the perception that these positions are not inherently dangerous, the truth is that office workers can still suffer immensely painful injuries from the repetitive motions that their jobs may require. No single incident causes conditions like tendinitis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. These injuries can only result from repeated strains on joints and tendons that develop over time. In other cases, a life-threatening illness can develop over a person’s years in a position from exposure to specific hazards. Occupational lung diseases often develop over decades of exposure to materials like asbestos, fiberglass and sawdust. Some cases of mesothelioma occur many years after an individual leaves a job in which he or she received exposure.
Your employer may attempt to convince you that you cannot apply or qualify for workers compensation benefits because your injury is a “common occurrence” in your line of work. This is not necessarily true. Your employer may not tell you the truth in an attempt to avoid paying you workers’ comp. It is always best to have your situation reviewed by an experienced attorney.
You have rights if you have been hurt on the job. If you think you may need to file a workers compensation claim, call our workers compensation attorneys at (614) 221-7548. We can help you explore your options and walk you through the claim process. The first meeting is free, and in many cases, we do not charge attorney fees unless we first secure a satisfactory result for you. We are proud to represent workers throughout Ohio, and we have worked hard on their behalf since the law firm of Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC began in 1929.
“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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