If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably suffering from a work-related injury or illness. From a broken bone to asbestosis, there are countless ways that you can become sick or injured at work. Perhaps you are a nurse suffering from a back injury that occurred after you lifted a patient, or you’re a computer programmer with severe wrist pain as a result of being on a computer all day.
Workers’ compensation benefits exist to help you recover from virtually any type of on-the-job injury imaginable. Jones Law Group can help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits for a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to the following:
The injury has to be work-related to be covered by workers’ compensation, but it doesn’t have to have occurred at your workplace. For example, if you become injured while traveling for a work-related activity, your injury will be covered by workers’ compensation benefits. However, an injury that occurs when you participate voluntarily in an employer-sponsored recreational or fitness activity won’t be covered by workers’ compensation. Other types of injuries and illnesses that aren’t covered by workers’ compensation include purposely self-inflicted injuries, injuries sustained as a result of horseplay and fighting, and injuries sustained as a result of intoxication.
Occupational diseases are also covered by workers’ compensation benefits. Occupational diseases are connected to a particular industrial process to which employees generally aren’t subjected or exposed. Occupational diseases are contracted in the course of and arise out of employment, usually occurring over a period of time. Examples of occupational diseases include the following:
When you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you must provide a detailed description of the accident, a medical diagnosis of the injury, and medical documentation supporting the relationship between the treatment and the work-related injury or occupational disease. Injured workers whose claims are approved are entitled to the payment of medical bills for treatment related to the injury or occupational disease.
Work injuries may start out as minor, but their symptoms may gradually get worse and lead to debilitating pain. If you have any type of pain or illness that is related to your job, contact the law offices of Jones Law Group. We’ll fight for your rights, taking care of everything from negotiating lost wages to ensuring that your hospital bills are covered. Call (614) 545-9998 or fill out our online contact form for a free evaluation of your workers’ compensation case.
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