by Andrew Bainbridge | Oct 29, 2014 | Workers' Compensation
Imagine that you have just suffered an injury while on the job. The injury is so severe that you not only require considerable medical attention afterwards but you are unable to work for a significant period of time. The injury also requires additional rehabilitation, which adds an additional financial strain you might not be prepared to handle so soon after a workplace accident.
For most people, the fear of pending medical bills and lost wages can be an overwhelming prospect. But did you know that an injured worker may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits after an accident? As you may already know, most people consider these benefits incredibly beneficial. That’s because they help alleviate a lot of the stress that people typically encounter after a work-related accident.
One thing that workers’ compensation covers is any medical bills associated with your work-related injury. This includes any visits to a doctor’s office, exams, tests, treatments and medications. Medical bills can add up fast, which can put an immediate financial strain on an individual. But if a claim for benefits is filed in a timely manner, the costs associated with this medical treatment may be completely covered through the workers’ compensation program.
Another thing workers’ compensation helps to eliminate is the worry of lost wages due to a work-related injury. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation, an employee may receive compensation for lost-time wages only if they are unable to work for eight or more days. compensation is paid after medical evidence has been submitted that supports your claim of disability and the BWC approves the payments.
Suffering an injury on the job can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming, which is why many people seek the help of a knowledgeable attorney after a workplace accident. They can not only help you with your claim and the benefits process but they will also fight for your right to the benefits you deserve under Ohio laws as well.
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