Every work environment has its advantages and disadvantages. For some employees, this means working in a workplace that is prone to physical risks and dangers. Because some industries are more dangerous than others, employees and employers in Ohio and elsewhere prepare for these factors. Additional training and safety features often reduce the chances of these dangers impacting workers; however, this unfortunately does not prevent all work accidents from occurring. Whether it is due to industry regulation violations, or negligence or recklessness by an employer or another worker, an employee could suffer serious injuries due to a workplace accident.
A workplace injury is often unexpected. An employee is not only not prepared for the incident that caused the injury but they also are not prepared for the ways the injury will impact his or her life. In the event of a serious or debilitating injury, employees might need to take off from work to recover. Additionally, he or she may not be able to return to work due to a temporary or permanent disability.
At Brian, Zwick, Marchisio, Stone & Associates, our experienced attorneys understand how challenging and devastating a workplace injury can be. Whether it is a fall, machinery malfunction or an occupational condition, suffering a workplace injury can vastly change the life of an employee. Therefore, our law firm is dedicated to helping injured workers in the Canton and New Philadelphia area navigate a workers' compensation claim.
Workers' comp benefits can be extremely beneficial for those harmed in a workplace accident. Depending on an employee's circumstances and the details surrounding the incident, a workers' compensation claim could help an injured worker recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, permanent total disability, temporary total disability and permanent partial disability. We also have experience helping assess whether clients qualify for additional benefits such as SSDI or SSI through the Social Security Administration.
To learn more, check out our law firm's workplace injury website. A workplace accident can tremendously interrupt a person's ability to maintain gainful employment. This, in turn, makes it difficult to cover basic living needs and other financial obligations. Thus, seeking workers' comp benefits can offset these burdens, helping the injured worker recover and move forward from a workplace accident.