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How Can an Industrial Injury Lawyer Help You?

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If you’re injured while doing the hard work that keeps the country running, you deserve all the available resources to recover in peace.

Industrial injuries in locations like warehouses, factories, and shipyards can cause life-altering, catastrophic injuries. You and your loved ones are entitled to financial compensation to pay for treatment and the interruption to the household income. Frequently, workers’ compensation and health insurance will not cover the full cost of your needs. That’s when an industrial injury lawyer can help.

The Lyon Firm is a personal injury law firm with experience in successfully representing workers and individuals against large corporations. Your priority after an industrial injury is healing—let us handle the paperwork to secure the monetary resources you’re entitled to receive.

Contact us online to schedule a free consultation, or call us directly at (513) 540-3618 for representation. For more information on industrial injury law, read on.

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How Much Is My Industrial Injury Claim Worth?

There is no set number for how much an industrial injury claim is worth. Each claim is evaluated on a case-by-case basis that takes into account coverage for:

  • Medical bills, including all emergency and ongoing care, equipment, and medications
  • Lost wages and future earnings, as well as job-related benefits like pensions and health insurance
  • Pain and suffering for the physical pain and psychological anguish caused by what are frequently life-altering injuries
  • Punitive damages, which are “punishment” fees a judge has the discretion to charge to any negligent party, funds that are then awarded to you on top of other compensation
  • Wrongful death expenses for the surviving family members, meant to cover bills for funeral/burial costs, as well as the loss of income, companionship, and guidance of the deceased


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

An experienced industrial injury lawyer knows what your losses are worth under the law, and how to prove those losses in court. Call The Lyon Firm at (513) 381-2333 to explain your situation in a free consultation, and let us do the work necessary to build the strongest possible case.

Your injury compensation amount should reflect all that was lost—money, time, and quality of life.

How Much Is a Permanent Injury Worth?

Permanent injuries are often worth more in compensation depending on the nature and severity of the harm done. 

For example, a permanent limb injury or traumatic amputation for a worker could mean they can no longer earn money at the highly-paid skill they’re trained for. A lawsuit can address the resulting lack of work income or lower-paying work. That same worker may also lose the ability to drive a standard vehicle, or play sports they once enjoyed—such losses can also be calculated in a court setting.

Similarly, a traumatic or penetrating brain injury could mean a severely decreased quality of life far outside the bounds of employment. A lawsuit in such a case would take into account not just lost wages and earnings, but the other losses associated with the injury (difficulty walking, speaking, or maintaining intimate relationships).

Permanent injuries often require more care and cause more anguish than temporary injuries. Your compensation amount should reflect a fair evaluation of all that was lost for your life going forward.

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How Long Do I Have to Claim for an Industrial Injury?

The filing deadlines for workplace injury claims vary from state to state. Known as “statutes of limitations,” these laws place a strict window of time after the date of your injury during which you can sue. 

The Lyon Firm is headquartered in Ohio, where the deadline for filing a claim after an industrial injury is one year. For an occupational disease (like asthma or mesothelioma from inhaling toxic materials, or carpal tunnel from repeated motions such as pulling a machine lever), the deadline is extended to two years. For those who are recovering from catastrophic injury, or for families grieving a fatal loss, this is a very short period of time to decide to file a lawsuit.

Do not wait. Whatever your circumstances, when you agree to representation from a qualified attorney, your lawyer takes on the responsibility of meeting filing deadlines. This removes the worry of legal timelines from your shoulders, so you can concentrate on healing in peace.

See our FAQs below for more information on industrial injury vs. workplace disease.

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How Do I Sue a Company for Injury?

All you have to do to sue a company, corporation, or business owner is empower an industrial injury lawyer to act on your behalf. Your attorney does the work necessary to gather evidence, negotiate for a fair settlement, and take your case to trial if necessary. 

The representatives of big companies may try to force a trial as an intimidation or delaying tactic, but your lawyer from The Lyon Firm is prepared to hold them accountable, no matter what. 

Rest assured that while a pre-trial settlement is often quicker, the damages awards ordered by judges during trial are often larger sums. Judges have the discretion to maximize amounts and add punitive damages to your reward.

A dangerous job should mean more protection, not less—reach out to The Lyon Firm to assert your rights.

Contact The Lyon Firm for Industrial Accident Representation

Just because you’re brave enough to work a dangerous job doesn’t mean that preventable accidents are allowed to happen to you. The least a company owes you if you’ve been injured doing your job is the time and financial support to recover with dignity. An industrial accident lawsuit can help hold the company and management to their responsibilities. Your suit may also incentivize necessary policy and safety standards, thereby making the workplace safer for other employees as well.

At The Lyon Firm, we are fully prepared to take on a company of any size. You need not be intimidated by corporate power, because our experienced attorneys are on your side. We will prepare your case as thoroughly as if it were to go to trial, but in the end a trial may not be necessary. With strong evidence compiled on your behalf, we may be able to negotiate a proper settlement for you and your family sooner rather than later.

Contact us online or by calling (513) 540-3618 for your free, confidential consultation. You should not be paying out of pocket for an injury directly related to your job duties—if the initial offer from insurance or workers’ compensation is insufficient to cover your needs, The Lyon Firm will work to secure all that you deserve.

Client Reviews for The Lyon Firm

Our highest praise comes from the clients we have helped:

Joe Lyon took on the major part of a suit my husband and I wanted filed that other attorneys said had no merit and got a 7 figure settlement. I would highly recommend him.
– Donna U.
Mr. Lyon was my attorney, and also my family. He has always been so great with everything we have brought to him. Highly recommended attorney. The staff was very nice as well, and very easy to work with.
– Megan W.
Mr. Joe Lyon went above and beyond what was necessary in helping me through every step of my wrongful death lawsuit. Showing actual concern and empathy for my situation. All I can say is thank you for everything.
– Lance G.

Industrial Accidents FAQs

Was my industrial accident injury caused by negligence?

Possibly yes. Not all accidents in dangerous work environments can be avoided. However, many can with proper safety gear like harnesses, toxicity alarms, eye-washing stations, guard rails, and other failsafes to keep workers safe. Your attorney can help identify any negligence issues that may have contributed to your injury.

Is an industrial accident injury the same as an occupational disease?

An occupational injury, whether in an industrial setting or a standard office, is an instant injury caused by a single traumatic event like an accident (ladder fall, runaway machines, crushing injuries, etc.). Workplace industrial accidents are highly avoidable with the proper safety protocols in place.

An occupational illness or disease is the result of long-term, continuous motions or exposures in a workplace that can cause an injury, contribute to that injury, or worsen a preexisting condition. These illnesses could include toxic exposure to chemicals, repetitive motion injuries, or deafness/blindness due to sustained noise or light exposure. Contact a lawyer if you are unsure of what type of injury you have sustained.

What are some examples of industrial accidents?

Industrial accidents include, but are not limited to, the following incidents: 

  • Injury from falling items
  • Electrocution
  • Explosion impacts and burns
  • Injuries involving forklifts/work vehicles
  • Chemical injuries

There is no such thing as an acceptable workplace injury, and an industrial accidents attorney can help assert your rights on the job. 

Should I accept the offer from workers’ compensation and the insurance company?

No, not without speaking to your own attorney first. Insurance companies are businesses, and they make their money by not paying out the full amount of the claims made by individuals and workers. Their interests are directly opposed to your interests, whereas your lawyer works only for you.

Your attorney from The Lyon Firm can negotiate with insurance companies for a higher insurance payout, workers’ compensation amount, or bring legal action if these entities refuse to offer reasonable compensation. This also applies to life insurance payouts in cases of wrongful death. 

Contact us today at (513) 381-2333 to make sure there’s someone on your side, and your side only.