Employer International Tort
Tough Defense for Injured Workers in Columbus
Were you or someone close to you hurt on the job in the state of Ohio?
If so, you may be wondering whether or not you will be able to obtain
compensation - and from whom. In most cases, the law protects your employer
from liability. This means that, even if your boss was demonstrably negligent
and his or her lack of care can be linked to your injury, you cannot pursue
legal action against them. Instead, your sole form of relief comes in
the form of workers' compensation.
There is one exception to this rule, however, as established by the Supreme
Court of Ohio in Vacha v. N. Ridgeville. An employee has the right to
pursue damages against an employer for a personal injury through an
intentional tort claim. This is only possible if the employee can demonstrate the existence of
a tortious act with the intent to injure or with the confident knowledge
that injury would occur.
Columbus Work Injury Law Firm
If you were hurt on the job in Columbus, call a lawyer from Rourke and
Blumenthal right away. Our team is dedicated to protecting the rights of
personal injury victims and their families and we know how to stand up for you effectively.
With more than
75 years of combined legal experience and accolades that include membership in the Million Dollar Advocates
Forum®, an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, and inclusion
in The Best Lawyers in America® list, we are prepared to fight for
your rights after a workplace accident.
There is nothing more important to us than defending the dignity and well-being
of our clients. To learn more, or to schedule a free
case evaluation with a Columbus personal injury lawyer on our team,
call Rourke and Blumenthal today.