Port Clinton, OH asked in Workers' Compensation for Ohio

Q: Can I sue for a workplace injury if I told my supervisor the week before the equipments breaks weren’t working

My legged was pinned between a forklift and lowboy the breaks failed on the lowboy and pinned my leg that same lowboy I told my supervisor that is was having problems and the lowboy was red tagged and not supposed to be used someone put it on the floor and used it anyway does he have a case ?

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Jami S. Oliver
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  • Dublin, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If the injury occurred in a workplace in Ohio, the Ohio legislature has passed a law to make your employer immune from lawsuits, alleging workplace injury, making the Worker’s Compensation system your sole source of recovery. It is very difficult to bring a case against an employer on Ohio unless you go through the Worker’s Compensation system so you may want to consult an experienced workers comp attorney.

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