Does Your Workplace Injury Entitle You To Wage Replacement?

When you get seriously injured at work, time can seem to slow down to a crawl during the healing process. And if you're unable to work while you're healing, the lost wages you incur can bring other areas of your life grinding to a halt.

At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, our dedicated attorneys have over 50 years' combined experience bettering the odds better for injury victims and workers' compensation claimants throughout Northern Kentucky , Fort Mitchell and the Greater Cincinnati area. We understand how to create positive results for clients who have suffered serious injuries at work, and our passion for helping injury victims exercise their legal rights is unmatched. When you need help obtaining the financial compensation you deserve after suffering a work injury, we have the experience and desire to ease you through this difficult period in life.

Understanding Your Workers' Compensation Rights

Workers' compensation, also known as workers' comp, is a form of state-mandated insurance that helps minimize the impacts workplace injury victims have on the health care system. By asking each qualified employer to pay into a fund that is used to cover health care costs when their employees get hurt, workers' comp keeps injury victims from having to pay out of pocket. In states like Ohio and Kentucky, workers' compensation can also fund the wage replacement that lets you make up for the time when you can't work. To be eligible, you'll need to:

  • File a notice with your employer as soon as you can
  • File an official claim within two years of the incident
  • Wait seven days after the incident before receiving compensation

Dealing with a workers' comp claim can seem complicated. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, our experienced workers' compensation lawyers are here to help you navigate the process and minimize the risk that filing errors or other hurdles might have on your eligibility.

Looking for the Right Kind of Income Replacement

Workers' compensation claims can vary widely. For instance, you might have a temporary total disability that stops you from working until your doctor confirms that you're recovered. Or your injury could have caused a permanent partial or total disability. To maximize the benefits of your claim, it's important to pursue the correct legal status and remedies.

You can rely on the Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, attorneys to help you get all the compensation to which you're entitled in a workers' compensation case, including wage replacement benefits. We're prepared to guide you through your wage replacement case no matter how complex it is — we want to help you move beyond your unfortunate accident and get to a better tomorrow. Tell us about your situation today by calling 859-781-9100 or sending us a message online.