As one of the thirteen townships in Butler County, West Chester is home to various companies and other frequently traveled locations. While many people safely visit these locations, accidents are also known to occur here. While personal injury accidents can occur in various ways, one of the most common types of accidents are those that occur while on the job.
In its most recent study, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation reports that 114,600 workplace injuries occurred in 2016. One powerful way that people can protect themselves against these accidents is to understand the various ways in which personal injury accidents occur in workplaces in West Chester.
Personal injury accidents are as unique as the individuals who experience them, but some of the most common types of accidents that our clients encounter include:
If someone else is responsible for causing the accident that injured you, this individual should be forced to pay for the resulting damage. This is true whether your resulting injuries are minor or serious. Even injuries that might seem not so serious at first can leave accident victims unable to perform mainly parts of daily life, which might leave you unable to work or care for yourself. Among the many types of personal injury accidents that can occur, some of the most common include:
Regardless of the exact injuries that you face after an accident, receiving adequate compensation is critical because it will help pay for the various costs like medical bills, lost wages, and therapy costs that result.
Ohio has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of an accident in which a person can file a personal injury lawsuit. This means that if your accident occurred more than two years ago, you are likely to be barred by the court from pursuing damages. If a loved one died in an accident, you have two years from the date on which the person passed away to file a claim. As a result, you should not hesitate to file damages.
You also should not hesitate to pursue a claim if you were partially responsible for the accident. Provided that you were not 50% or more responsible for the accident, Ohio is classified as a comparative negligence state and you can receive compensation for your injuries even if you were somewhat responsible. This means, however, that the percentage by which you are responsible for the accident will be subtracted from the amount of compensation you receive.
When personal injury accidents occur in West Chester or any other part of Ohio, the results are often devastating. If you or a loved one needs the assistance of an experienced accident attorney, contact Kruger & Hodges today for assistance.