Oliver Law Office Handles All Workplace Injury Cases on a Contingency Basis

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Dublin Workplace Injury Attorney

What we do differently at Oliver Law Office is ensure our clients know how important they are to us. You are not simply another case. You are not a number. You have gone through a physically and emotionally traumatic experience, and you deserve our full attention.

Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs by delivering an experience that instills trust and encourages the ethical and passionate pursuit of justice.

We handle all Workplace injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.

Our Ohio personal injury lawyers and team have successfully represented clients for nearly 30 years. We have intimate knowledge of Ohio’s workplace injury laws and how to obtain maximum compensation from all insurance coverages and policies for each client’s unique recovery needs.

Your complete recovery is essential, and you are worth the fight. Getting your life back on track means not giving up on the process. We won’t either. Contact us today to learn more.

Experienced Workplace Injury Attorneys in Dublin, Ohio

Since 2000, our Dublin lawyers have been representing Ohio residents who have been injured or lost their loved ones to negligence so they can seek more than financial compensation for their damages but justice for their losses. If it’s a case we cannot take for any reason, we will tell you why and help you find someone top in their field.

Workplace injuries can happen almost anywhere in FranklinDelaware, and Union counties and throughout Ohio and are almost always life-changing. No matter where your injury occurred, you have legal rights and options under our Ohio laws, allowing you to hold the liable party accountable for your complete recovery needs.

Depending upon the nature of your workplace injury case, you could be eligible to seek compensation through an insurance claim or a workers’ comp lawsuit. Our trusted workplace injury attorneys in Dublin can evaluate your case to provide more information about your options for moving forward with a claim.

Our law firm founder and managing attorney, Jami S. Oliver, has been voted 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Dublin, Ohio, for Product Liability and named to the Best Lawyers 2024 list in multiple practice areas. Allow our skilled team, led by one of Ohio’s best, to help you make informed decisions about your case and future, starting with a free consultation.

Are All Workplace Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities Covered By Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Ohio?

Ohio companies with any employees — even if they have one person working for them — must purchase workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees when they suffer work-related injuries or lose their lives. Employees must be covered when they begin their first day of work.

This means injured workers’ first line of defense for compensation is to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.

Ohio is a no-fault workers’ compensation state. This means that fault does not affect benefits. When deciding if a worker is eligible for compensation, the Bureau of Ohio Workers’ Compensation does not consider who is responsible for an illness or injury.

This means, with very few exceptions, if you are injured at work in Ohio, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover:

If you have been injured at work, and your workers’ compensation claim is being disputed or has already been denied, our skilled Ohio personal injury attorneys can help provide the legal resources you need to pursue the benefits you are entitled to, starting with a free consultation.

What are My Legal Options If I am Hurt at Work and My Ohio Employer Does Not Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Because all Ohio employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance, even if they have only one employee, failing to carry this essential insurance makes them a non-complying employer.

In states like Ohio, where workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory, employers are generally liable for workplace injuries regardless of whether they have insurance coverage.

Injured employers have several options. First, you can file a claim through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to get covered under the uninsured employer fund.

In addition, you can also sue your employer for the benefits — including medical care, lost wages, and other expenses — that should have been available to you through workers’ compensation.

In some cases, third parties other than the employer may be liable for workplace injuries. For example, manufacturers of defective equipment or machinery, negligent contractors or subcontractors, property owners, or other parties may be liable if their actions or negligence contributed to the employee’s injury.

Who Can Be Held Liable For Intentional Injuries That Occur in Ohio Workplaces?

In Ohio workplaces, workers can be injured or lose their lives through actions that are considered “intentional torts.” Intentional torts are defined as harm that is knowingly or purposefully caused.

Employers may be directly responsible for employee injuries when it is determined that the employer acted specifically to injure an employee. This may include the lack or removal of equipment safety features, toxic substances in the workplace, or violence.

Intentional torts involve an employer who acted deliberately, knowing that harm could be caused, but choosing to do so anyway.

Unlike criminal cases where attorneys must prove the employer guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to be found guilty, in a civil case, the burden of proof is usually by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not) or clear and convincing evidence.

This means they can be found not guilty in criminal court but still be pursued in civil court for our client’s damages. If you were intentionally hurt at work because your employer was knowingly cutting corners and placing profits over safety, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Ohio today to discuss your case during a free consultation.

What is a Workplace Injury, and How Does It Impact Dublin, Ohio Residents?

A workplace injury is an event that occurs during work duties that either causes a new injury or illness or worsens an existing condition.

The most common workplace injuries include, but are not limited to:

Workplace injuries can be severe, and in some circumstances, these injuries can be catastrophic. Workplace injuries can impact a person’s quality of life and result in significant physical losses, but they can also require substantial medical care and can result in extensive financial costs.  The employer may even retaliate if you try to file a claim. Such conduct is illegal.

If you or someone you love has suffered a workplace injury, even driving a company vehicle, contact workplace injury attorneys in Ohio to learn how we can help you pursue the liable party for your current and future financial recovery needs.

Ohio Workplace Injuries Can Lead to Significant Financial Strain: We Can Help

Workplace injuries can have significant costs, impacting our clients’ lives. The costs can vary widely depending on the severity of the injury, the necessary medical interventions, and the ongoing care required.

Some financial costs associated with workplace injuries may include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss of Productivity

Most injured employees cannot work in the same capacity or at all, which could cause them to be out of work for weeks or months, depending on the extent of the injury.

  • Medical Expenses

Depending on the severity of the injury, the employee could face short- or long-term financial consequences.

  • Workers’ Compensation

Those injured in a workplace must file a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC). It is imperative to act quickly to guarantee the claim.  You have rights that you may not know you have. Your employer is not permitted to retaliate against you, and if they do, we can help you.

  • Permanent Disability Benefits

If the injury sustained has resulted in permanent disability, additional benefits may be eligible to claim.

Outlining the costs associated with a workplace injury can be challenging on your own, especially if you are the one who has been injured. We can help, starting with a free consultation, so you and your family understand the potential compensation avenues you may be entitled to pursue.

Contact Our Dedicated Workplace Injury Attorneys in Dublin, Ohio for Help Today

If you or someone you love has suffered a workplace injury caused by negligence in Ohio, contact our dedicated Dublin workplace injury attorneys today. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.

Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing each client’s individualized needs with personalized attention. We handle every case with confidence, courage, and determination. Please call us at (614) 220-9100 or fill out a Contact Us form so we can be in touch as soon as possible — let’s get started on your claim today.

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JAMI S. OLIVER

When Jami Oliver launched her own firm in 2000, she did so with one simple idea in mind: to seek justice for those who have been hurt, injured, or wronged due to the negligence of others. While she’s won numerous awards and accolades in the years since, her philosophy hasn’t changed. If you need an attorney who can advocate for you after an accident, product recall, or other tragedy, the Oliver Law Office should be your first choice.