Cincinnati workers’ compensation lawyer Michael L. Weber from the firm of Weber, Dickey, & Bellman joined Moore Law host and local TV journalist Deb Haas and attorney co-host Don Moore this past Monday to help answer viewer questions about being “Hurt on the Job.” Don began the show by noting that while people hurt on the job do not get all their wages and do not have control over what they can be treated for, they also may not be limited to just workers’ compensation.
“I had a case not too long ago where a product exploded in a power plant [and] killed some people. They had workers’ compensation claims, but they also had a claim against that product manufacturer that made the product that exploded” Don said. “I do the personal injury end of it, Mike does the workers comp, and oftentimes it takes two lawyers to represent somebody in a case like that.”
“We see automobile accidents on the job on a regular basis, and not only do you have the workers’ [compensation] claim for the injury suffered in the accident, but you also have the claim against the driver who may have caused that accident,” Mike said. “So you’ve got a third party claim.”
There was a wide assortment of questions from viewers about injuries suffered at work, including Jim in Independence saying that he was having difficulty finding a lawyer who handles federal workers’ compensation claims, Elta in Seven Mile wondering how long it might take for her father’s workers’ compensation claim and questions from both Bonnie in Cincinnati and Jay in Middletown relating to self-insured employers.
You can watch the whole “Hurt on the Job” episode in the video above. Don’s son, Cincinnati injury lawyer Dan Moore, will join Deb and Don on next week’s Moore Law to help take viewer questions about “Traffic Accidents.” The show airs on Monday, May 28, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. on WXIX-TV, FOX19.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of another person's negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. The simple fact is that you should not be forced to pay the price for another person's careless or reckless actions.