Asbestos exposure at work can lead to serious health consequences. The attorneys at McDermott & Hickey, LLC, have helped hundreds of Ohio workers and their families obtain workers’ compensation benefits after being exposed to asbetsos. To learn more about workers’ compensation and asbestos in Ohio, contact us. We could help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve for your losses.
About Workers’ Compensation in Ohio
Mesothelioma, asbestos cancers and asbestosis resulting from asbestos exposure on the job are “occupational diseases” covered under Ohio Workers’ Compensation Laws.
Workers’ compensation claims are filed with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. If successful, a workers’ compensation claim can provide you the following benefits:
- Pays medical bills related to treatment of the occupational disease
- Pays a lost wage benefit, even if you were retired at the onset of the occupational disease
If the worker dies from the occupational disease, the surviving spouse is entitled to:
- A lost wage benefit paid bimonthly for life (unless remarries)
- Partial reimbursement for funeral expenses
The workers’ compensation claims process can be complex, especially in the case of asbestos-related lung diseases, and it’s important that you have an experienced attorney on your side who can guide you through the process.
Learn More About Workers’ Compensation and Asbestos Exposure in Ohio
At McDermott & Hickey, LLC, we can assist you in filing a claim for workers’ compensation and begin getting you the medical care you need and replacement for your lost wages. Schedule a free consultation today to discuss workers’ compensation and asbestos in Ohio with a seasoned member of our legal team.