Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Union County
Being injured on the job can be devastating, and can lead to a number of setbacks and challenges that profoundly affect the lives of victims and their loved ones. Aside from having to deal with what can be serious injuries and physical recoveries, victims and families must also confront financial and emotional challenges. Fortunately, there are laws in place that provide employees with legal rights when they suffer injuries in workplace accidents. This includes the right to compensation that can help pay for medical expenses and lost income.
At Bridges, Jillisky, Streng, Weller & Gullifer, LLC, our workers’ compensation attorneys have represented many hard-working men and women throughout Union County and the surrounding areas of Ohio when they were hurt in workplace accidents. Because we are intimately familiar with their challenges, we know they depend on experienced legal guidance to help them navigate the pathways to compensation. It is why we fight zealously to help them through difficult times and toward the compensation they deserve.
Why Choose our Workers’ Comp Lawyers?
- Decades of Combined Legal Experience
- Award-Winning Attorneys
- Personalized & Attentive Service
- No Fee Unless We Win
Have questions about your rights after a workplace accident? Contact our firm for a FREE consultation.
We Handle all Workplace Accidents
Our legal team has the experience and resources to effectively advocate on behalf of victims injured in all types of workplace accidents, as well as for families who have lost loved ones in fatal job-related injuries. Over the years, we have accumulated extensive insight into the common types of workplace accidents suffered by local residents, including those involving:
- Construction accidents
- Slip and falls, and falls from heights
- Overexertion accidents from lifting or lowering objects
- Electric shock or electrocution
- Workplace vehicle accidents
- Falling objects
- Industrial accidents
- Explosions and fires
Every workplace is unique, which is why workplace accident cases demand personalized attention and review. Although workplaces may be different, they must all comply with laws and regulations designed to create safe working environments and protect employees. Our firm knows these regulations, and we know the various avenues victims may be able to pursue as they seek compensation for their injuries.
Avenues for Compensation
Victims in workplace accidents may have a few options available for compensation, depending on the unique facts of their case. If you were hurt in a workplace accident, our legal team can review the nature of your accident to determine which avenue is the most appropriate for you. Common examples of the ways in which victims can pursue compensation following a workplace accident include:
- Workers’ compensation – Workers’ comp is typically the first avenue for compensation most injured workers will think about, and for good reason. Most workplaces in Ohio are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, which is a no-fault insurance system that provides medical treatment and wage supplementation to workers who were injured in the course of performing their jobs. Because it is a no-fault system, it does not matter who is at fault for causing the accident. Additionally, although workers’ comp is available, it can be difficult to navigate and understand. By having a lawyer by your side, you can ensure you do not make mistakes that could cost you much-needed compensation, and that you secure the correct and full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
- Personal injury claim – Some workplace accidents are caused by negligence, including the negligence of third parties, such as contractors, vendors, and others. When a preventable workplace accident occurs, these third parties can potentially be held liable for damages victims suffer. In order to bring this action, and injured worker would file a personal injury claim against the negligent third-party, rather than their employer.
- Defective product – Unsafe products pose dangers to workers in all industries. From heavy machinery to vehicle components to simple consumer products, defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed products put workers at risk of preventable injuries. When they are harmed on the job by a product that was not safe for its intended use, injured workers may be able to seek compensation through a product liability claim.
- Premises liability – Premises owners are required by law to ensure the safety of visitors, guests, and licensees, or workers who have permission to be on their properly and perform services. When property owners fail to address potential hazards they knew or should have known about, including open holes or tripping hazards, and workers suffer harm as a result, there may be the possibility of recovering compensation by filing a premises liability claim against the property owner.
Discuss Your Case During a FREE Consultation
Following a workplace accident, the most important thing you can do to protect your rights is to work with an experienced attorney. Our workplace accident attorneys are available to help injured workers and families throughout Union County, and we offer free case evaluations to help them get started. Clients who come to our firm are also represented by our attorneys, and are not referred out another law firm. To discuss your case personally with a member of our team, contact us today for a FREE consultation.