Whether you were hit by a falling object, suffered a repetitive strain injury, or were otherwise injured at your place of work, you should not have to suffer in silence. You deserve the chance to tell your story and fight back against the negligence that caused you harm.
At Rubin and Zyndorf, we represent injured workers in their pursuits of fair compensation. Since 1982, we’ve been advocating for the rights of Ohioans in Toledo and beyond. If you are located in Oregon, Perrysburg, Northwood, Walbridge, or Sylvania, Ohio, schedule a free consultation with our dedicated legal team today.
You’ve Been Injured at Work—Now What?
Seek Medical Attention
After suffering an injury at work, you may be unsure of what to do next. First and foremost, you should seek medical attention to ensure your health and safety. Even if your injuries seem minor, allowing a doctor to conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of the harm done is imperative. As you navigate your recovery, make sure to attend all doctor’s appointments and follow through on your doctor’s orders. This will benefit not only your well-being, but your workers’ compensation case, too.
Report Your Injury
Once you’ve received medical attention, you will need to report your accident to your employer as soon as possible. After you’ve made your employer aware of your injury, a claim can be filed for workers’ compensation.
File a Claim for Compensation
In the state of Ohio, you have one year from the date of your injury to file a workers’ compensation claim. While you can file a claim yourself, there are a variety of parties who can file a claim on your behalf, including your employer, your physician, and more. Typically, a workers’ compensation claim is filed by a healthcare provider after receiving notice of a work-related injury.
Once your claim has been filed in the state of Ohio, it will be investigated by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. They will then either accept or deny your claim.