My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: Ohio
I recently entered a keg cooler at work that had a co2 leak that my manager was aware of. He didnt warn me or lock the cooler, he didnt call the fire department or offer me medical attention he told me to stop being a baby because I didnt die. I worked my shift not my usual self and complained most of the day of pain in my chest and head, shortness of breath and rapid heart rate. I made it very clear I was upset and never wanted anyone to feel what I had yet my manager didnt take steps to remedy the leak due to increased business.
Eventually the co2 pressure caused a soda line to explode and a repairman was called. we replaced 4 commercial co2 tanks, I imagine the leak was large, but this fix was only for our soda. I was taken to the ER for panic attacks after work and a day and a half later when I was able to calm down enough to explain the work incident, I was taken for gaseous exposure. the irritation in my lungs is effecting my breathing and I keep going into panic attacks. im supposed to follow up with a psychological counseling and steroids for the irritation.
My manager said we had no co2 detection devices and today I found we do and that its still detecting leaks. I was also given an incident report that is inaccurate and one sided and two days after the incident, I was told there is footage of me walking into the cooler and my actions after. I am looking for direction on how to handle my situation