Workplace Injury Attorneys in Columbus Serving Throughout Ohio
When a workplace accident or other injury keeps you from working, keeping up with medical bills and other expenses without any income coming in can be a stressful, distressful situation. Workers’ Compensation benefits may help, but only if your injury was job-related. You may benefit from Social Security as well, but only if you meet strict eligibility requirements. Even if you qualify for government benefits, the amounts you receive may not totally compensate you for the injuries you suffered and your financial needs. The workplace injury attorneys at Weller | Steele | Miller LLC explore every avenue to get you the fullest compensation award possible, including pursuing civil litigation and negligence claims whenever applicable. Below is a look at some of the ways our attorneys can help when you have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of another in Columbus or throughout Ohio.
Workplace Accidents and Third Party Liability
Typically, filing a workers’ compensation claim is the only way to get your medical bills paid and receive payment to make up for lost income when you are injured on the job, but this is not always the case. There are times when a third party (not you or your employer) is responsible for your injuries. In these situations, you may have a civil claim against that third party in addition to any workers’ compensation claim you may have. Below are just a few examples of on-the-job injuries where a third party may be responsible to you:
You are driving as part of your job (making deliveries, picking up supplies, traveling between work sites) when you are struck by a negligent or distracted driver
You are injured at work by a defective piece of equipment, such as a tool or machinery, which was defective when it was originally designed or manufactured
You are working off-site and are injured in a slip and fall on the property owner’s dangerous or unsafe premises
Comprehensive Personal Injury Representation
The personal injury practice at Weller | Steele | Miller is not limited only to work-related accidents and on-the-job injuries. If you were injured in a car or truck accident, or by a defective product, our attorneys may be able to help. Additionally, if your injury prevents you from working, we are experienced at helping you obtain the Social Security Disability benefits you may be entitled to. Pursuing civil litigation does not mean you will have to go to court. In fact, most cases settle out of court. However, if a trial is necessary, our experienced litigators are ready to provide strong, effective representation in the courtroom. We will work to see that you are fully compensated from all available sources.
Help is Available for Workplace Accidents and other Personal Injury
If you have been injured at work, at home or on the road in Ohio because of another’s negligence or misconduct, contact Weller | Steele | Miller in Columbus at 614-468-4600 for a free consultation regarding all your potential claims for full compensation.