Workers’ Compensation Common Questions
It’s likely that your workplace accident or injury was completely unexpected, and dealing with these convoluted situations means there are dozens of unanswered questions. First and foremost, call our lawyers and attorneys to set up a free consultation at no charge. We want to hear from you and what your questions and concerns are so we can fight to get you the full benefits.
Here are some frequently asked questions and concerns:
How do I know if my injury is covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Almost any injury caused while working can be claimed unless it’s a pre-existing condition or injury that doesn’t progress. For example, if you previously had trouble walking but your workplace doesn’t worsen that, you are not eligible for workers’ compensation because the condition was already present. However, if your workplace significantly worsens or aggravates your condition, this may be a cause for a workers’ comp claim.
Some common injuries filed under workers’ comp include: head trauma, back injury, work-induced heart attack, and others.
What benefits are included under workers’ comp?
Workers’ compensation benefits include replacement of income, payment of medical costs, and occasionally assistance for job placement. Keep in mind that while this may seem extensive, these benefits are usually modest. The purpose of workers’ comp benefits is to keep the workers stable until they can return to work again.
If the injury or accident causes only temporary damage, you’ll probably receive about ⅔ of your wages through workers’ compensation. If you’re permanently unable to work due to the injury, you might be able to receive Permanent Total Disability Compensation (PTD), which is a long-term payment program. This a complex process that relies on different factors and it’s helpful to have an expert workers’ comp attorney on your side.
Will my benefits be taxed?
Ohio does not tax these benefits, and most states do not. The federal government also does not tax workers’ compensation benefits.
What To Expect From A Workers’ Comp Attorney
The attorneys at the Marshall Grinder Debski Pitts Law Firm will protect the rights of workers who have suffered a workplace injury and either need to apply for workers’ compensation or have been denied benefits. Our top priority is providing you the best possible representation to get you the full benefits you’re owed.
Before committing to working with a workers comp attorney, we understand that you have questions or concerns about the process. It’s why we’re here and why we offer a free consultation, so you can discuss your case without feeling like you have to commit immediately.
For most workers’ compensation cases, cases are handled on a contingency basis. What this means is that no retainer is required (in most instances). For our attorneys, this is not about getting your case settled quickly so we can move on to the next client. We truly take the time to connect with you, hear your story, and serve as a source of expertise and peace of mind throughout the process.
About The Team At Marshall Grinder Debski Pitts
Here is Marshall Grinder Debski Pitts, client communication is our top priority, and we are here to answer your calls. When you choose to work with our attorneys, you’re choosing a firm with 40+ years of experience, attention to detail, care and compassion, and support every step of the way.
We focus on cases involving workers’ compensation, social security disability, veterans benefits claims, and evaluation of all legal matters. Our lawyers and staff understand each client brings a new perspective and a different understanding of their case. We’re here to help and support you, and use our expertise to resolve your situation.
Our lawyers are members of acclaimed organizations, such as the Akron Bar Association and the Workers’ Law and Justice Group. Our attorneys have worked in a variety of related roles such as an adjunct professor of workers’ compensation law at the University of Akron School of Law, and as a district hearing officer for the Ohio Industrial Commission (IC), one of the agencies that administer Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. Real-world experiences like these further add to the knowledge and insight within our offices.
If you are seeking help with a worker’s compensation claim, call Marshall Grinder Debski Pitts Law Firm to get started. This team of dedicated lawyers will take the time to understand your case and your needs, and will work to get you the full benefits you are owed. If you need a workers’ comp attorney in Akron, you have come to the right place.
Don’t wait. Schedule a free consultation today, and for immediate assistance, call us toll-free at (330) 762-0280.