Do you know your rights if you’ve been hurt at work?
Getting the care and compensation you deserve for multiple work injuries
According to the National Safety Council, someone gets hurt while on the job every seven seconds. While not every injury results in serious health problems or missed work, any injury can cause health issues over time. For workers who have experienced more than one injury at a time, the process of filing multiple claims for workers’ compensation can be daunting.
The dedicated team at Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg has more than 150 years of combined experience assisting clients with workers’ compensation claims. If you’ve been injured at work, you deserve the care and compensation that matches your individual injuries and circumstances. Workers’ compensation exists to help with injuries and illnesses that occur because of workplace conditions, hazards, or accidents.
Every case is different, but one thing remains the same: if you’ve been injured on the job, have become ill because of your job conditions, and you are considered an employee of your company, you have rights.
Filing multiple claims for workers’ compensation?
Typically, if you sustain several injuries in one accident, those injuries are all covered under one claim. However, if you sustain several injuries in multiple accidents, you may need to file multiple claims. The compensation for these claims depends on your unique circumstances, including the type of injury, how severe the injury is, and the overall impact of the injuries on your ability to work.
Experiencing related injuries after the original accident? Our experts know that physical symptoms for some injuries may not surface until some time has passed. Doctors may diagnose a muscle strain in your back, and later realize you have a slipped disc; or, you may be diagnosed with a broken leg from a fall, and later realize your wrist or hand was injured as well. If you work in manufacturing, construction, or healthcare, you may be more likely to have belated health effects from workplace injuries.
We can support you through the workers’ compensation process especially if your case is more complex than usual. Call us if you have:
- Sustained multiple separate injuries on the job
- An earlier injury for which you are receiving compensation, and another injury occurs
- Symptoms of injury that appear after your original claim was filed
- Related injuries to the original accident that occurred
If you’re not sure of your eligibility for a claim, let our team assist you through the workers’ compensation process. Call today to learn more about our track record in helping Ohio employees receive the workers’ compensation they deserve.