What Would Happen if You were Injured on the Job and Couldn't Work?
Put Our Winning Record to Work for You
For over 30 years, we, at The Philip J. Fulton Law Office, have helped thousands of clients receive workers' compensation benefits for their work-related injuries. We routinely handle cases for clients in construction and industrial work environments, as well as school teachers, municipal employees, hospital workers, hairdressers and countless other blue and white collar employees. We understand the complexity of all types of claims, including claims arising from repetitive use injuries, orthopedic and neurological injuries, fatal injuries and occupational exposures.
We handle cases for clients in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding cities and counties of Ohio in the following areas:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Lower Back and Head Injuries
- Work-Related Wrongful Death
- Repetitive Stress Injury
- Construction/Industrial Accidents
- Burn Injuries
- Toxic Exposure
- Retaliatory Discharge
State workers' compensation (sometimes called workers' comp, workman's comp or workmen's compensation) laws were created to ensure that employees who are injured on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards. This eliminates the need for litigation and creates an easier process for the employee. It also helps control the financial risks for employers since many states limit the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer. Specifically, workers' compensation is insurance that the employer is required by law to carry in case an employee is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job, becomes temporarily or permanently disabled, or even if death results from their job. All employers who have 4 or more part-time or full-time employees must provide workers' compensation insurance and it is the law in all 50 states.
Workers' compensation coverage generally includes: medical, surgical and hospital services, dental services, crutches, hearing aids, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, nursing care and prescribed medications. Additional monetary compensation may be available if an injured worker is temporarily unable to work for more than a certain number of calendar days set by state law, hospitalized as an in-patient, or becomes permanently disabled due to a job-related injury or illness. The right to receive medical treatment at the employer's expense typically continues as long as treatment is reasonable and necessary to treat the injury.
The playing field is not level. Employers and insurance companies have high-priced attorneys on retainer who know workers' compensation laws and will often use these to work against an injured worker. Level the playing field and protect your rights by contacting us. We can help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one needs the dedicated legal representation of an experienced Columbus, Ohio Workers’ Compensation attorney, call Philip Fulton today at 614-285-4940, or complete the contact form provided on this site to arrange for your free initial consultation.
Attorney Philip J. Fulton
Philip Fulton has represented injured workers and victims of disability since 1980. A 1977 graduate of the Ohio State University and 1980 graduate of Capital University Law School, Order of the Curia, Mr. Fulton is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004, "Law and Politics" magazine.
Mr. Fulton's professional achievements recognize his dedication to protecting the rights of the injured and disabled. He is past chairperson of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Section and has twice has been chairperson of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers' Workers Compensation Section.
For his commitment to injured workers, he was given the Distinguished Service Award in 1994 and 2002 by the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and was inducted into the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers' Association Workers' Compensation Hall of Fame in 1997.
Frequently asked to lecture to attorneys, legal groups, and doctors all over Ohio on issues dealing with workers' comp, Mr. Fulton is also the author of the well-known treatise on workers' compensation, "Ohio Workers Compensation Law," published by Anderson Publishing Company in 1991 and 1998. Mr. Fulton's book is used by workers' compensation attorneys, doctors, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Ohio Industrial Commission, and the court system. Mr. Fulton is an Adjunct Professor at the Capital University Law School in Ohio where he teaches Workers' Compensation Law.
Areas of Practice
- Injured Workers
- Victims of Disability
- Ohio, 1980
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1982
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
- J.D. - 1980
- Honors: Order of the Curia
The Ohio State University
- B.A. - 1977
- "Ohio Workers Compensation Law", Anderson Publishing Company, 1991
- "Ohio Workers Compensation Law", Anderson Publishing Company, 1998
- Frequent Lecturer, Workers' Compensation, Attorneys, Legal Groups and Doctors
- Adjunct Professor, Workers' Compensation Law, Capital University Law School in Ohio
Honors and Awards
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers, "Law and Politics" Magazine, 2004
- Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994 - 2002
- Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers' Association Workers' Compensation Hall of Fame, 1997
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Chair
- Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers', Workers Compensation Section, Past Chair