A work injury is a devastating turn of events for workers and their families. Suddenly, paychecks stop coming in, and the struggle to make ends meet is heightened by steep medical bills and other expenses.
If you have been injured at work and need a strong ally for your workers’ compensation claim, the lawyers at Schaffer & Associates LPA are here for you. We are trusted advocates for injured workers in Toledo and throughout northwest Ohio.
You Have Rights And We Can Protect Them
If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including:
- Medical expenses related to the injury, including medication, hospitalization and physical therapy
- Wage loss benefits for temporary or permanent disability
- Vocational training, if necessary, to help you adjust to a new job
Our clients come from all walks of life and all types of occupations. We serve people who have been injured in accidents on construction sites, factory floors and other workplaces, as well as those who have developed repetitive stress injuries and occupational diseases. We understand the hardships you face and are committed to making a positive difference in your life.
Employers are protected from personal injury lawsuits, so that type of compensation is generally not available after a work injury. If your injury was caused by a negligent third party, however, you may pursue a personal injury claim against that party, significantly increasing the total potential compensation you receive for your work injury. Third parties may include property owners, equipment manufacturers, contractors or any person or business that is not your employer but whose negligence contributed to your injury.
Our attorneys are well-versed in third-party work injury claims and can help you pursue all avenues of compensation.
Talk With An Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer
To learn more about workers’ compensation and your rights, talk to one of our experienced lawyers today. To arrange your free initial consultation, please call us at 419-350-8277 or contact us online.