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HELP FOR INJURED WORKERS
What Do I Do If I Get Hurt at Work?
Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle My Workers' Comp Claim?
Do I Need to See the Company Doctor?
When Should I File a Workers' Compensation Claim?
How Do I Protect My Workers' Compensation Rights?
Should I Settle My Workers' Comp Claim?
One Accident, Multiple Claims in Ohio Workers Comp
Cleveland Injury and Workers Comp Lawyers
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case in Addition to a Workers' Comp Claim?
In exchange for workers' compensation, injured workers generally do not have the right to sue their employers. However, there are times when an injured worker can obtain additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit in addition to a workers' compensation claim.
If you have been injured at work, the lawyers at Garson Johnson LLC in Cleveland, Ohio, offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and determine if you have additional claims. We represent injured workers throughout Ohio.
When Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for a Workplace Accident?
Workers' compensation laws protect employers against lawsuits from injured employees except in cases of intentional torts. However, those laws don’t protect parties other than your employer. There are many cases where a worker injury is cause by a third party (someone other than you or your employer):
When Can I Sue My Employer?
For example, if your employer removes a safety guard from a machine or deliberately withholds information about a workplace hazard and you are injured as a result, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.
You can also receive additional workers' compensation benefits if your employer violates a specific workplace safety requirement (VSSR) established by law or by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
For information about workers' compensation and third-party claims, contact our Cleveland, Ohio, lawyers to arrange a free consultation.