Workplace injuries are all too common in the Columbus area. They are suffered by laborers and office workers and jeopardize the quality of life and even future employment opportunities. Columbus’ personal injury lawyer of choice, Owen Kalis, fights to recover what the employee is due to cover medical expenses and financial impacts. He cares about his client’s wellbeing and provides free consultations to those that have sustained workplace injuries.
What Happens if You’ve Been Injured at Work?
First and foremost, you have a right to claim workman’s compensation to help cover your medical bills and lost wages. Never let an employer tell you otherwise or offer to cover the costs of medical treatment. While workman’s comp will pay the bills until your doctor’s sign-off on and release to return to work, it will not cover your damages related to pain and suffering, mental anguish, future lost earnings, or even permanent disfigurement. Workman’s compensation might only cover a portion of your earnings, and commissioned employees can be particularly hurt.
The financial and mental impacts can be devastating for far too many employees.
If your injury has resulted from others on the job that are unrelated to your employer, like a subcontractor, you may have a case. Your injury could also result from defective machinery, meaning the manufacturer may also be liable. An employer can also be responsible in certain circumstances.
The very first thing to do if you’ve been injured on the job is to call Owen Kalis to ensure your financial and emotional distress and physical injuries are immediately addressed by a caring lawyer that fights for his clients.