Workers’ compensation is meant to cover your expenses and lost wages if you are injured at work. What if you are in an accident doing a job-related duty while off the clock or away from your workplace? Contrary to what you and other Ohio residents may assume, you are not necessarily out of luck if this happens.
Working as a firefighter in Ohio can be highly rewarding, but the profession also brings with it undeniable risks. While some of those risks involve the actual act of fighting fires, others involve exposure to potentially hazardous contaminants, many of which are known carcinogens. At Johnson & Associates, we recognize that today’s firefighters face a heightened risk of experiencing work-related cancer, and we have helped many people who developed employment-related cancers pursue appropriate recourse.
When people get injured at their job in Ohio, their employer upholds the responsibility to investigate the incident, help coordinate workers' compensation payouts and be willing to accommodate and support their injured employee. Approaching these types of situations with attention to detail is critical to helping both parties reach an amicable solution that leaves neither suffering unnecessary damages.
Those employed in the construction industry often face numerous threats as they carry out their job responsibilities. For example, some people work with dangerous equipment, while others may find themselves in high places and at risk of falling. When things go wrong on the job, construction workers may have a very difficult time recovering both physically and financially. Moreover, the emotional side of these accidents should not be overlooked, either. If you have been injured in a job site accident, it is imperative to explore some of the options you may have, such as moving forward with a workers' compensation claim.