When you work in a warehouse, you help the whole economy go. But every day you face risks. Conveyor belts, forklifts, falling boxes, slippery floors.
You were working hard. Then you were hurt on the job.
If you can’t work, people show sympathy, but your bills don’t stop. This is when workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to be there for you. They can help you maintain your lifestyle while you recuperate.
You expect your company to take care of you. If your employer tries to shortchange you, you feel betrayed.
At Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal, our workers’ comp lawyers see cases like yours turn difficult all the time. Your company or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) goes from appreciating you to treating you like an unwanted expense.
You have rights. We stand up for those rights, whether it’s reaching a settlement for what you should be paid or arguing for you in a hearing with the Ohio Industrial Commission.
That’s why they say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”Talk to HNB
It feels downright cruel that your workers’ comp claim could be questioned. To give yourself the strongest case, take these steps immediately after a workplace injury:
The rules can be complicated, but any injury on the job should qualify you for benefits.
Whether it’s a fall, a lifting injury, muscle strain or sprain, materials falling on you, a machinery malfunction, or even another employee hurting you, HNB can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Ohio also has special laws, applying to certain industries, for “Violations of a Specific Safety Requirement,” or VSSR. If your employer broke one of those safety rules, you could receive additional compensation.
You’ll want an attorney like the ones at HNB to investigate VSSRs that apply to your situation.
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The warehouse employees’ workers’ compensation lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal help you navigate the benefits system.