Work-Related Injuries Don’t Have To Result From A Single Incident
You May Be Able To Collect Benefits For Cumulative Injuries
Work-related injuries can result from a single incident or happen over time as the result of repeated stress. Ohio workers’ compensation laws allow injured parties to recover workers’ comp benefits for both types of injuries. It is not necessary to point to a single workplace incident in which you were injured in order to collect benefits.
Medical professionals have a much better understanding of so-called cumulative trauma injuries and occupational diseases than they did even 10 or 15 years ago. That is not to say, however, that it is easy to recover workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio if you suffer cumulative work-related injuries. In fact, workers’ compensation claims that have been caused by months or even years of work activity are frequently more difficult claims to get approved. Your employer or Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) officials may contend that your cumulative injuries resulted from non-work activities.
Cumulative injuries can occur from repeated work activity such as hammering nails, kneeling, lifting or pulling. Occupational diseases may result continued exposure to hazardous chemicals, loud noises or toxic fumes.
We Know How To Build Strong Cases
The Law Offices of Charles W. Kranstuber, LPA, in Columbus, Ohio, understands how to collect ample medical evidence to support a workers’ compensation claim regarding a work-related cumulative injury. Examples of these injuries include lower back injuries, carpal tunnel or other repetitive stress injuries, or even psychiatric problems caused by work-related stress.
Attorney Kranstuber has represented injured and disabled workers since 1982. In that time, he has established a broad network of highly regarded medical professionals who have a full understanding of what it takes to get a claim approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
You should be aware that a cumulative injury does not have to originate from work for your current employer in order to collect workers’ compensation benefits. If, for example, you suffered a knee injury that has been exacerbated by your current job, you may be able to collect benefits.
Put An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer On Your Side
Whether your work injury resulted from a single accident or over time, it is a good idea to have a knowledgeable lawyer in your corner. Call 614-255-6134 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take.