Get Benefits You Deserve after a Workplace Injury

As a transportation worker, you help the world work. But the job has its dangers.

In fact, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics found workers like tractor-trailer truck drivers and light delivery truck drivers among the most commonly injured workers in the United States in 2017.

So one day, you got hurt. You wish you could press restart, go back, and have a normal work day instead.

Now you can’t work. And you have medical bills coming your way and your regular expenses to keep up with.

This is why workers’ compensation benefits are so important. They protect you from financial ruin and help you through this hard time so you can get back on your feet.

Sometimes, however, your employer and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) don’t treat you like they should. They resist paying you all the benefits you deserve.

No matter the nature of your injury, if it happened on the clock, you should be eligible for benefits. If you aren’t getting the support you need, call the workers’ comp lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal.

Our law firm takes pride in standing up for our neighbors in Ohio when they need legal assistance. We don’t represent employers or government departments.

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

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You Could Qualify for Workers’ Comp and Personal Injury Damages

Whether you work for a transit system like the Greater Dayton RTA, a school district, trucking company, or delivery service, you can be injured at your transportation job in many ways:

  • Slip and fall
  • Accident with another vehicle
  • Injury while helping passengers in and out of vehicles
  • Injury while lifting and loading items into vehicles
  • Assault by a passenger 

If your injuries came from an accident involving someone who doesn’t work for your employer, you might have more than just a workers’ comp claim. You could have a personal injury case, too, if the other driver was negligent.

An experienced attorney can make sure you pursue every form of financial support available. Sometimes, you’ll want to negotiate a settlement that pays you in exchange for ending your workers’ comp claim.

Don’t delay starting your claim after you’ve been hurt on the job—you generally have one year since your injury to file for benefits.

If you’re denied, we can also help you argue your case in a hearing at the Ohio Industrial Commission.

We’ll evaluate your case at no cost to you.

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A man stands in front of a cargo truck. In the face of job hazards, the workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal support transportation workers.

In the face of job hazards, the workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal support transportation workers.

What to Do When You’re Hurt at Work

You have a lot at stake with workers’ comp benefits: payment for wages you’re missing, compensation for reduced earning capacity, coverage for medical costs related to your injury, job counseling, and total or partial disability payments.

The moment you realize you’ve been injured at work, follow these steps:

  • Report your injury to your supervisor.
  • Complete a written report and get a copy.
  • Get medical treatment.
  • 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.
  • Get an experienced workers’ comp lawyer.

We know that if you’re on this page, you’re already going through something hard. We understand what it’s like.

And we mean that: Fred Sommer, partner at HNB, has seen issues with workers’ comp in the transportation industry touch his own family’s life.

His father, a truck driver, was hurt when freight boxes fell on him. His company rushed him back to work. He still suffers from those injuries 30 years later.

At HNB, we stand up for real people every day—people just like you.

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A man sits on the tailgate of a shipping truck, writing in a log book. The transportation workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal help you navigate the benefits system.

A man sits on the tailgate of a shipping truck, writing in a log book. The transportation workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal help you navigate the benefits system.