No matter how hard one tries, we all get sick at some point. While this typically means a cold, the flu or some bug going around, other individuals suffer more serious ailments because of the work environment they work in. Work-related illnesses can be very serious, causing employees to miss time at work because they need to begin major medical treatment plans. While one may not think they are at risk of such illnesses, the reality is that such an event could plague anyone in Ohio.
No one expects to become ill from the environment that they work in. They furthermore do not expect to be unable to work for an extended period of time because of it. This can become very problematic for a worker, as they are no longer able to make ends meet without an income. Thus, workers in Ohio should understand that they may have options when it comes to recovering workers’ compensation for a workplace illness.
At Brian, Zwick, Stone & Associates, our skilled attorneys have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. We understand that it is important to take the time to rest, go through medical treatments and recover from the illness. This is often not possible when an individual has bills to pay. Seeking workers’ compensation could help offset these financial hardships, helping to cover medical bills and lost wages.
One would think that it is simple and straightforward to apply for and receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, this is not always the case. Employees need to prove eligibility and file all necessary documentation. Because this process can get complex and overwhelming, especially for someone spending time in the hospital, our law firm is here to help guide our clients in the Canton area through the application process, helping them file additional actions, such as a third party claim, if needed.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s workplace illness website. Whether it through the negligence of another party or simple due to an accident, developing a work-related illness is shocking, challenging and difficult to handle. Thus, workers should explore their rights and options when it comes to pursuing workers’ compensation benefits.