Ohio Workers Comp' Medical Treatment Guidelines

Serious Workplace Accidents

One serious accident can leave you permanently disabled. In these cases, you not only experience lost wages and costly medical bills - you may lose your ability to be physically independent or financially support yourself and your family.

At the law offices of Robin J. Peterson Company, LLC, I look out for your best interests, know the law and work hard to get you the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Northeast Ohio Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyer

The more dangerous the work, the bigger the potential for serious injuries. However, even non-dangerous employment can result in lifelong injuries. My law firm has more than 20 years of experience helping Ohio workers in all professions - from truck drivers, factory and construction workers to employees in the retail, restaurant and care industries - get medical treatment and monetary compensation for their serious injuries.

Greater Injuries Demand Greater Compensation

Because serious injuries involve longer recovery time and higher medical expenses, compensation for these injuries is greater. Serious injuries also can result in permanent lifelong injuries or the lost use of a body part. In these cases, you need additional compensation for ongoing and future medical needs and lost ability to earn a living. Lawyer Robin J. Peterson has successfully helped seriously injured workers get the compensation they need to treat their injuries and support their families.

  • Permanent total disability - If your injury is so serious as to make it impossible for you to perform any type of employment, you are entitled to greater compensation to make up for the loss of future earning capacity. Numerous factors, such as age, work history and the severity of your injury, are used to evaluate your future work potential.
  • Schedule loss compensation/awards (amputation) - If your injury resulted in a serious injury such as loss of vision, loss of hearing, permanent impairment of a body part or an amputation, you are entitled to additional compensation for that loss.
  • Civil damages from a third party - If defective machinery or equipment, or the actions of a third party, caused your work-related injury, you may have a civil claim against them. Unlike workers' compensation, the monetary damages awarded in civil suits are unlimited.

Contact me, for a northeast Ohio workplace accident attorney who will help you get medical benefits and compensation for your serious injury.