When it comes to protecting workers and their families, no one fights for their clients like the workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA. Injuries arising out of your employment can leave you and your family struggling to make ends meet, overcome exorbitant medical bills, and dealing with lost wages. With the Lowe Eklund team by your side, you know that you have someone working to secure all financial benefits and compensation available to you in your time of need.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Get You the Benefits You Deserve
While Ohio law provides workers’ compensation options for most employees, navigating the complex compensation system can be difficult. Many claims for rightful compensation are denied due to application errors such as incomplete information or lack of appropriate medical evidence. Retaining an experienced attorney prior to filing your claim can eliminate these common errors and help you file for the highest benefits available to you.
If you have already filed a claim, though, it is not too late to retain counsel if your claim has been challenged or denied. In many instances an employer may challenge a workers’ comp claim or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will deny a claim altogether. If your claim has been challenged or recently denied, you need an attorney you can trust to fight back on your behalf.
Regardless of where you are in the claim process, the important thing to remember is that workers’ compensation claims and appeals are subject to strict time limitations. For example, if your initial claim has been denied, you must file your written appeal within 14 days. So, if you need legal assistance with your workers’ compensation claim, do not delay! Contact Lowe Eklund’s workers’ compensation team immediately for a free initial consultation and let us act quickly to preserve your right to benefits.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Under Ohio Law
The Cleveland workers’ compensation lawyers at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA work hard to recover workers’ compensation for any type of employment-related injury. This means not only severe injuries but also injuries that require only brief periods of missed work or medical treatment.
In fact, if you or a family member have suffered a work-related or on-the-job injury that has caused any type of lost wages or required medical treatment, you should take advantage of a free initial consultation with Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA to learn whether compensation may be available.
Ohio law allows injured workers to recover compensation for, among other things, lost wages (both temporary and permanent), medical expenses, and physical and psychological therapy. Lost wages are typically discussed in terms of disability; i.e., a period of time in which the injured employee is unable to work. Whether a worker’s injury results in permanent, temporary, or no disability, workers’ compensation may be available so it is recommended that all injured employees speak to a qualified attorney.
Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Work-related injuries can take any form, and can occur or develop in almost any environment. From construction sites to office buildings, any type of work-related injury may give rise to a workers’ compensation claim. While any injured worker should contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of their injury and claim, here are just a few of the most common types of injuries that the Lowe Eklund team sees in workers’ compensation cases:
- Back/Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones/Fractures
- Torn Ligaments
- Sight/Hearing Loss
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Asbestos-Related Injuries/Mesothelioma
- Herniated Discs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Psychological Disorders
- Toxic Exposure
Assistance Every Step of the Way
Lowe Eklund’s experienced team of trial attorneys is here to help you from start to finish and protect your right to receive workers’ compensation. Additionally, with an in-house personal injury and Social Security disability practice, Lowe Eklund’s lawyers will investigate all avenues of potential benefits and compensation to ensure that you and your family maximize your recover and hold any negligent actors responsible.
Remember, though, that workers’ compensation claims involve strict deadlines so do not hesitate. If you are considering filing a claim or have recently had a claim denied or challenged, you need to act fast.
Call Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA now to schedule your free initial consultation.