The Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Your livelihood, quality of life and health can all be on the line after a work-related injury. Not only may you be struggling to return to work but you may also be experiencing emotional distress. At Robert J. Dodd Jr., Co., L.P.A., we will reduce your stress and take action to get you the compensation you need. Our Ohio attorneys fight for you after a work injury, confront the insurance company and are your voice during the process.
Board-Certified Specialist In Workers’ Compensation Law
Attorney Maureen Dodd is a Board-Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation law. This certification indicates she has displayed “a high level of expertise” with her knowledge and experience in workers’ compensation law. We have a deep understanding of workers’ compensation law in Ohio.
She worked together with her father for more than 25 years until his death in 2021 and has continued her father’s life’s work of helping injured and disabled workers in Ohio. Attorney Robert Dodd was a former Ohio assistant attorney general with the workers’ compensation section representing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission of Ohio.
Our experience with these cases helps us obtain compensation for our clients. Since our firm was founded, our lawyers have represented workers from many industries, including health care, manufacturing, food service, construction and much more. We have worked on cases involving numerous types of injuries, including:
- Back and neck injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Loss of limb and disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals
- Slips, trips and falls
We can handle your claim no matter your injuries and aggressively work to obtain your workers’ compensation benefits.
Why Should I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Sometimes when workers are injured, they may not seek medical treatment, take time off work or even notify their employer. They may fear being fired, missing work or experiencing retaliation. In many cases, they simply hope their injuries will go away.
However, not filing a claim after a work-related injury is risky to your health and your job. Delaying or foregoing medical treatment could result in your injury intensifying and could cause lifelong damage. If you are concerned about medical expenses, you should know that for most work-related injuries, you are entitled to receive compensation for your treatment and will not be held responsible for the bills. You typically also should receive other compensation, including your lost wages. You have rights under workers’ compensation law: If you are terminated simply because you were injured, you can take legal action against your employer in addition to having your medical expenses covered.
Fight For The Benefits You Need. Call Now.
Do not let your employer or what you read online stop you from seeking legal advice. If you have lost a loved one who was injured in a work-related accident, we can also help you file a wrongful death claim through a personal injury lawsuit. With free consultations, you have nothing to lose by coming to our office to learn if you have a case.
Call 740-693-1208 to reach one of our offices in Marietta, Athens, New Lexington, or Zanesville or tell us about your injuries online and our lawyers will contact you as soon as possible.