What is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 10, 2018 4:58:03 PM

Understanding what is covered by workers’ compensation in Ohio is not easy.  Unfortunately, difficulty understanding the workers’ compensation system causes many eligible workers not to file claims and many more to file claims without all necessary records and documentary evidence required.

As experienced Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers, the team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA can help you or your loved one no matter where you are in the claims process.  If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive assistance.  You deserve to collect all assistance available, to understand your rights, and to have an attorney who will give your case immediate and close attention.

To learn whether you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation, it is recommended that you speak to an attorney regarding your claims.  While every case is different, below are a few points intended to help novices understand what your attorney will review when determining whether your claim may be covered.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Employment Law and Personal Injury

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 30, 2018 7:41:00 PM

When personal injuries happen in the workplace, understanding your rights can be difficult.  Issues of employment law, tort law, and product liability law frequently overlap.  Determining who is responsible for your injuries—and recovering compensation from all liable parties and available resources—takes experience and legal resources.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s all-encompassing approach to workplace injuries helps clients identify and pursue all available avenues of financial recovery.  Whether taking action against a negligent actor or establishing your right to benefits or other financial assistance, Lowe Eklund’s attorneys know that when you suffer an injury every little bit matters for you and your family.

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Topics: product liability, personal injury, Workers' compensation

Payment of Medical Treatment Costs for Work Injuries

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 19, 2018 7:06:00 PM

Unexpected medical bills can be a serious financial burden in any circumstance.  When an injury leaves you unable to work, the costs of medical treatments can seem insurmountable.  Fortunately for Ohio’s workers, if an injury occurs on the job financial assistance may be available in the form of workers’ compensation.

Ohio’s workers’ compensation program allows those injured in work-related accidents to receive temporary or permanent assistance for lost wages.  More importantly for many injured workers, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to cover the pricey medical treatment costs that come from suffering workplace injuries.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

What to Do If You are Unable to Work After a Workplace Accident

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 7, 2018 1:30:32 PM

Any type of personal injury can leave you unable to work either temporarily or permanently.  When your injury occurs during the course of your employment, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.  These benefits include compensation for lost wages incurred because of your injury, condition, or illness.

If you or your family member suffered an on-the-job injury, time is ticking.  Obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled can be complicated, and filing a claim must be completed according to the rules and regulations set by Ohio law.  Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers compensation lawyers are available now to help you, regardless of where you are in the claim process.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Are Lost Wages Covered by Ohio Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 26, 2018 4:32:23 PM

When Ohio workers suffer on-the-job injuries, the threat of medical expenses and lost wages can leave families wondering how they will make ends meet.  Understanding what benefits may be available and how to collect them can be difficult, especially when dealing with an injury or illness. 

If you or a loved one suffered a work-related injury, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help.  Our experienced legal team can answer all of your questions regarding benefits and assistance that may be available to you, including whether or not you may be eligible to receive financial assistance required due to lost wages.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Work-Related Injuries and Your Right to Compensation

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 15, 2018 10:00:00 PM

Ohio law provides protections for individuals who suffer work-related injuries.  If you or your loved one were injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to assist you financially in both the near- and long-term, depending on your situation.

But benefits are not a guarantee.  Claims may be denied, disputed, or undervalued, causing loss of income and time to you and your family.  Fortunately, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers compensation attorneys are available now to help fight for you before the Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission. 

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Why Injured Workers Should Call a Workers Compensation Lawyer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 15, 2018 1:13:00 PM

Injured workers face difficult challenges.  Coping with medical expenses, lost wages, and physical recovery all at the same time can be extremely stressful. 

Fortunately, state law insures that injured employees may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits for their injuries.  Even so, knowing what steps to take to protect your family, finances, and future can be tough.

If you are considering filing a claim with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, or if your existing claim was denied, calling an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer like those at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA is in your best interest.  Offering free initial consultations, the Lowe Eklund team can help you protect your right to receive the benefits available to you by law.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

When Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Injuries on the job can occur in any work environment.  It does not matter whether you work on a construction site, in the office, operating a motor vehicle, in a hospital, or in any other venue—when you are injured at work you have certain rights.  But when do you need to consult a workers’ compensation lawyer

Call a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Immediately

In the event of any work-related injury, it is important to consult an experienced workers comp attorney at the earliest opportunity.  This includes all manner of injuries, even those that do not result in missed time at work. 

By calling for a free consultation with Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our workers’ compensation lawyers can review the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you find the best path forward with a potential claim.  This includes helping you understand whether your injury may be compensable under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

What Does a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Do?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Ohio law protects employees injured on the job.  Ohio’s employers must contribute to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, a public workers’ compensation pool, or to provide coverage through a private insurer.  These sources of compensation are then available to employees injured in the course of employment.

But protecting your right to adequate compensation for your injuries can be difficult.  Workers’ compensation claims can involve analyzing the scope of the damage and impairment you have suffered, timely filing a claim in a complex system, and fighting against denied or delayed claims.  For this stressful process, you need a trusted workers’ compensation lawyer.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Meet Carly, Lowe Eklund's New Disability Attorney.

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Aug 24, 2016 11:41:51 AM

Meet Carly A. Ibold

Carly A. Ibold joins the team as an associate attorney. She will  focus her practice on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability.

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Topics: Disability, Social Security, Workers' compensation