Being injured on the job can throw your life into chaos. If your injuries were severe, you not only have to contend with pain and potential disfigurement, but also the prospect of not being able to work for a period of time — possibly permanently. Your recovery may be uncertain, and there could be questions about whether you'll be able to return to work at all, or at least in the same capacity. Furthermore, your claim for workers' compensation could be denied, which is not uncommon but could delay your compensation nevertheless.
Workers' compensation may not be the only source of compensation available to you. If you were injured by either an intentional act committed by your employer, or you were injured by a third party, you may be able to file a simultaneous lawsuit against your employer, or the person or entity not related to your employer who contributed to your injuries.
Employer Intentional Torts
Employees who are injured on the job as the result of an employer's intentional misconduct — such as requiring an employee to perform a task that the employer knows is dangerous and will cause injury to the employee — may also be able to seek compensation from the employer above and beyond workers' compensation benefits. Our Ohio lawyers are well-versed in intentional employer misconduct cases, as well as all other work-related accident cases.
Schedule a free consultation with our Columbus work injury attorneys by calling 614-441-8553.