It is difficult for many to make ends meet in today’s economy and suffering an injury while working can make things even more difficult. Ohio residents know that while the holidays bring joy and happiness to many, those with financial or health-related problems can have a very difficult time as the holidays can bring added financial and emotional stress. One Ohio couple with three children is currently having a difficult time since the father, the only working parent, suffered a workplace injury to his back. He was employed as a seasonal roofer and has been out of work since the injury.
It’s been difficult for the family, which has a habit of helping others in need. For now, the family has been able to get by, but the injured worker and his wife are thinking about the injury’s impact on their ability to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Lost wages can put any family in a tight spot.
According to the report, the injured father of three has taken the important step of filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, but has not yet received any checks. Based on the facts stated in a news article, the man may be entitled to receive these benefits.
Workers’ compensation payments might help this family steady the ship and provide the compensation necessary to relieve some financial stress during what should be a time of celebration.
Under the workers’ compensation laws in the state of Ohio, most workers are entitled to receive compensation for medical treatment for any injuries incurred while working, regardless of fault. The Ohio workers’ compensation system provides additional monetary benefits for injuries that cause a temporary or permanent disability.
Source: The Lima News, “Empty Stocking: Work injury put family in bind this Christmas,” Beth Jokinen, Dec. 10, 2012