Injured on the job? Most workers believe that if they are injured on the job, they will be taken care of under workers compensation system. In Ohio, that may not be such good news.
Under the scandal plagued Taft administration, injured workers in Ohio’s workers compensation system are now overseen by CareWorks of Ohio, a highly politically connected company that may not have the best interests of the injured worker at heart. Many believe that CareWorks of Ohio has a conflict of interest and may be double dipping, but beyond that, critics are concered that injured workers are not getting the quality and frequency of treatment that they are entitled to, and this may be due to CareWorks’ manipulation of the system.
In this shady scenario, injured workers in Ohio should strongly consider having a lawyer fight for their rights under the workers compensation laws, but also examine their injury to see whether another non-employer defendant may be responsible for the injury.