If you suffered a work injury in Columbus, OH, a lawyer from our firm can help you seek damages. Our team can evaluate your circumstances and determine whether you have the basis for a claim or lawsuit.
Suppose you were injured while performing your job’s obligations. In that case, whether that was stocking shelves or operating a company-owned vehicle, you could seek medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Bressman Law offers no-cost consultations.
All cases must adhere to the state’s statute of limitations
Per Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. While this deadline could be longer or shorter in your situation, it’s a strict rule. Failing to file your lawsuit within the two-year period could bar you from seeking damages.
We can gather your case’s evidence, handle all necessary communications, and identify the at-fault party. That way, we can go to trial prepared.
For a free legal consultation with a work injury lawyer serving Columbus, call (614) 538-1116
Recoverable damages in your Columbus work injury case
Here are some damages that your injuries could warrant:
Compensation for medical bills can include the cost of:
- Assistive devices
- Doctors’ visits and co-pays
- Physical and psychological therapy
- Imaging scans and lab tests
We can even evaluate your health insurance coverage to see what’s covered and what’s not.
Being injured on the job could prevent you from earning a living. Your claim or lawsuit can account for the following losses:
- Employee benefits
We can also include loss of future earning capacity in your case if your injuries will impede your ability to work as you did before.
Property damage costs
You might have been driving your own vehicle for work-related purposes, like making deliveries. We can account for the cost of replacing or fixing your car if this is relevant to you.
Pain and suffering
The value of your pain and suffering depends on how you were affected by the accident. We will calculate this expense based on your injuries, health outlook, and ability to work.
This is not a complete list of damages you can collect. By connecting with Bressman Law, we can listen to your story and determine what damages are available in your case.
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Your options if you suffered a work-related injury
Generally, you have three options if you suffered an injury on the job:
You could file an insurance claim
Most people can resolve their cases by filing an insurance claim and negotiating a settlement. Our firm will identify the liable party, handle all communications and negotiations, and address any potential challenges.
We will not settle for less than you are owed. If the liable party doesn’t play by the rules or agree to our terms, we’ll file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
You could file a lawsuit
Once we file your lawsuit, the insurance company might have a change of heart and pay for your losses. However, if it doesn’t, we have no problem taking your case to civil court. We can:
- Manage the discovery process
- Communicate with the involved parties
- Handle all depositions and interviews
- Present relevant forms of evidence
- Call on witnesses to verify aspects of your testimony
- Cross-examine the other party’s witnesses
- Take statements from accident reconstruction specialists and healthcare professionals
- Abide by all courtroom protocol
As noted, we can also file your case before the statute of limitations expires.
You could file a workers’ compensation claim
Our team can manage your injury case if you were injured on the job while driving a motor vehicle. If you filed a workers’ compensation case, you might also be able to file an injury claim. We can manage any necessary interaction between your injury claim and your workers’ compensation case.
Commonly asked questions about Columbus work injury cases
As you navigate the post-accident landscape, you might not have time to handle an injury case on your own. Not a problem––that’s where our team comes in. One of the things we pride ourselves on is transparency. You will always know what’s going on with your case. Furthermore, we will make ourselves available to answer your questions.
Here are some queries we can address right now:
What if you partially caused your work-related injury?
Per Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.33, your role in the accident could reduce your final settlement or court award. Do not assume that you primarily caused your accident, though; our team can review your case’s evidence and determine who should pay for your losses.
What should you do after getting injured on the job?
Here are some considerations after getting hurt at work:
- You should notify your employer, even if you don’t intend on filing a workers’ compensation claim. They can note what happened, which can be used as evidence later on in your case.
- You should seek prompt medical attention. Do not let the cost of medical attention dissuade you from visiting a healthcare provider. Doing so could make your injuries worse and give the insurer a reason to discredit your claim.
- Keep track of your losses. Using your pay stubs, injury-related communications, receipts, invoices, and billing statements, we can assign an accurate value to your case.
How much does it cost to hire an injury lawyer?
It costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket to partner with our firm. Because we work on a contingency-fee basis:
- You pay nothing up front or from your savings.
- We only request our attorney’s fees if we win your case.
- If your case does not succeed, you don’t pay us for our time and efforts.
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