Get the Benefits You Need after You’re Hurt at Work

Ohio’s manufacturing workers create the goods that help our entire economy function. But every day you face risks being around forklifts, assembly lines, heavy machinery, chemicals and welding.

You were working hard when you were hurt on the job.

Now you can’t work. People express their concerns about you. But your bills keep coming. You need workers’ compensation benefits to help you recover and hold on to the lifestyle you worked to build.

But you’re starting to feel your employer is working against you. It’s startling and hurtful.

At Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal, our workers’ comp lawyers talk to manufacturing workers all the time. When your company or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) starts treating you like an unwanted expense, call us.

It’s time to stand up for your rights under Ohio workers’ comp law. An attorney can help you negotiate a settlement to get paid what you deserve—or argue your case in a hearing before the Ohio Industrial Commission.

That’s why they say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Take These Steps First after a Workplace Injury

It feels downright cruel when someone is obstructing your workers’ comp claim. To put yourself in the best position, do this as soon as you’re hurt at work:

  • Report your injury to your supervisor.
  • Complete a written injury report and get a copy.
  • Get medical treatment right away.
  • Tell the doctor every detail of what happened.
  • Make sure your workers’ comp claim gets filed. You, your employer or your doctor can do it.
  • Don’t let your employer pay you directly to avoid filing a claim. Filing a claim protects your rights.
  • Get an experienced workers’ comp attorney.

If you’re employed in Ohio, any injury on the job should qualify you for benefits. It doesn’t matter how the injury happened or who’s at fault.

It could be a fall, a lifting injury, muscle strain or sprain, materials falling on your head, joint damage, a machine malfunction, a gradual injury caused by repetitive motion, or even another employee doing something that hurt you.

Ohio has special laws applying to certain industries for “Violations of a Specific Safety Requirement,” or VSSR. If your employer committed a VSSR, you could receive additional compensation.

To see if a VSSR applies to your case, you’ll want an attorney like the ones at HNB, who know what to look for.

You can start with HNB by getting our legal team to evaluate your case for free.

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A man sits at the wheel of a forklift in a warehouse. Get help navigating the workers’ comp process from the manufacturing employees’ workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal.

Get help navigating the workers’ comp process from the manufacturing employees’ workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal.

What You Get with Workers’ Comp Benefits

Your emotions are swirling. You’re dealing with physical pain and worry about your future.

Workers’ comp benefits ease your burden. You could receive these benefits:

  • Payment for lost wages
  • Compensation for reduced earning capacity
  • Medical costs
  • Career change counseling (vocational rehabilitation)
  • Permanent partial disability payment for lasting injuries
  • Lifetime total disability

If you’re coming to us, we know you’re already going through something hard. We’re proud to represent real Ohioans every day. We don’t work for employers, insurance companies or other big organizations.

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A couple sits at a desk across from a doctor. The manufacturing employees’ workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal fight for every benefit due to you.

The manufacturing employees’ workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal fight for every benefit due to you.