It takes only a second for an injury at work to turn a person’s life upside-down. Many Columbus accident victims will be denied disability benefits by the employers they have served faithfully for years, leaving them with no way to pay their medical bills or support their families while they cannot work. Some will suffer permanent effects that prevent them from performing the work they have been doing all their lives. Although most accident victims want to heal and get back to work, they are often forced to cope with the added stress of waiting for workers’ compensation they should have received months ago.
We Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve After an Accident at Work
Workers' Compensation Attorney James Monast has fought for the rights of Ohio’s injured and disabled workers for over 30 years and has been certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Ohio Supreme Court. By helping a wide variety of injured employees, Attorney Monast has gained a comprehensive insight into the daily workings and operations of many industries, bringing the benefit of his experience to future clients.
At Monast Law Office, we choose our workers' compensation cases carefully and dedicate ourselves completely to the clients we serve. You are not just a number to us. When you come to us, you can expect personal interaction and status updates throughout your case. Our workers' compensation lawyer never talks down to our clients and often builds lifelong relationships with the people we have helped. Contact us today to learn more about your rights as an injured or disabled worker.
Our Columbus workers' compensation attorney helps Ohio victims, and their families get the benefits and proper payment they need after an injury, including:
- Workers' Compensation. Columbus workers can suffer numerous types of injuries on the job that can have long-lasting effects. Repetitive stress injuries, falls, back injuries and other accidents can cause severe disability, preventing workers from earning a living for months or even years afterward. Workers in Ohio hospitalized or are in extreme pain are still expected to jump through hoops to get compensation, and the steps they take immediately after an injury are critical to their physical and financial recovery. From filing paperwork and meeting deadlines to successful case resolution, our firm handles all aspects of your workers' compensation claim. We not only guide you through the process, we handle all interactions with employers and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Whether you are waiting for your benefits, have not yet filed, or need help after a fatal on-the-job injury in your family, our workers' compensation lawyer and staff will stand by your side throughout your compensation claim.
- Long-Term Disability (ERISA Claims). Long-term disability insurance is supposed to be there to help you when you can’t work because of an illness or injury. Unlike workers’ compensation, the cause of your disability need not be work-related, but that doesn’t mean approval of your claim will be easy. Many people are denied the first time they apply and are forced to file an appeal. Due to the complex and cumbersome Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the odds of a successful appeal are unfortunately low.
To improve your odds at appeal, you need the help of an attorney who takes ERISA cases. If you have been denied the LTD benefits you deserve, contact Monast Law Office. Our workers’ compensation and long-term disability ERISA attorney will look at your claim and let you know if he can help. If he can, he will build a strong appeal so you can take the next step towards the benefits you deserve.
You Have the Right to Be Treated Fairly After a Work Injury
Employers, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) can deny many work injury claims simply because workers do not understand their rights. If you have been injured on the job, you have a right to have your medical treatments reimbursed, your temporary wages paid, and to recover mentally and physically without fear of termination. You also deserve not to be treated like a faker, a fraud or a cheat. Our staff members can give you honest information that allows you to make daily life choices throughout your recovery. For more information and a personalized assessment of your claim, contact us to begin your initial consultation with our workers' compensation lawyer. We are easy to talk to and will help you navigate your legal situation, even if it turns out you don't need a lawyer.