A work-related injury in Columbus can turn your life on its head, causing excruciating injuries and leaving you without a source of income. Fortunately, you may have the right to recover compensation through your employer and/or a responsible third party. Don’t try to navigate this challenging time on your own. Call Babin Law, LLC and let our Columbus workplace injury lawyers help you fight to maximize our financial award.
Insurance companies, employers, and corporations will work hard to stand between you and the compensation you deserve. Our award-winning Ohio trial attorneys will be your fiercest advocate and force them to come to the negotiating table with a settlement offer or benefits package that really reflects what your workplace injury case is worth.
We’ve represented thousands of clients and led them to millions in life-changing monetary awards. Now we’re ready to fight to get you the results you deserve, too. Call our law office in Columbus to get started with a free case evaluation to learn more.
How Do I Recover Compensation If I Get Hurt on the Job in Columbus?
Generally speaking, you’ll have two potential options: filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and/or filing a personal injury lawsuit against a responsible third party.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Columbus
Employers with at least one employee are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system under which injured employees:
- Qualify for benefits if they sustain a work-related injury or are diagnosed with an occupational disease, and
- Waive the right to sue their employer for those injuries.
It offers a relatively quick path to financial relief for injured workers and protects employers from litigation when workers get hurt on the job.
Workers’ compensation covers medical expenses, lost wage benefits, disability benefits, disfigurement benefits, and death benefits.
Damages in a Third-Party Lawsuit
Even though injured employees can’t typically sue their employers, they reserve the right to file a lawsuit against other parties who contribute to a workplace accident. Potentially liable parties might include property owners, manufacturers of defective or unsafe products, or negligent motorists.
In a lawsuit, both economic and non-economic damages can be awarded, which can include compensation for present and future medical bills, reduced earning capacity, reduced quality of life, pain and suffering, nursing assistance, and mental anguish.
Punitive damages can also be awarded in a civil workplace injury lawsuit.
Representing All Injured Workers in Columbus
In 2019, 110,500 workplace injuries were reported across the state of Ohio. At least 166 workers were killed working in Ohio that same year. Whether you’ve personally been injured while working in Columbus or suffered the death of a family member in a fatal job-related accident, Babin Law, LLC will be there to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
We help clients who have sustained workplace injuries as a result of:
- Construction accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Crushed by or in-between objects
- Vehicle accidents
- Overuse and overexertion
- Mechanical failure injuries
- Struck against an object
- Workplace violence
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
Seek medical treatment immediately after a work-related injury, notify your employer, and then don’t hesitate to call our Columbus workplace injury lawyers for help.
We’ll identify all of the paths for financial recovery and help you pursue the benefits and compensation you need to begin moving forward with your life. Your first consultation is free, so reach out to our Columbus workplace injury attorneys to get started today.