Ohio Workers' Compensation Benefits
If you were injured on the job or suffer from an occupational disease, you may have questions about how a workers' compensation claim will benefit you. In Ohio, workers' compensation provides a variety of benefits, including coverage of medical bills, lost wages and disability compensation.
If you are not sure what you are entitled to, contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation. Call our primary office in Mansfield at 419-989-4913. We will analyze your case and let you know what you could qualify for.
How Do I Get Paid for an Ohio Workplace Injury?
There are a variety of workers' compensation benefit payments that injured employees can qualify for, based on the nature and extent of their injuries:
- Temporary total disability: Paid to an injured worker who is temporarily unable to return to his or her former position of employment.
- Permanent total disability: Awarded if an employee can no longer work due to the allowed conditions in the workers' compensation claim. It is determined based on age, work history, transferable skills, education and residual functional capacity following recovery from the work-related injuries.
- Permanent partial disability: A monetary award paid to injured workers who have permanently lost a percentage of functionality due to the work-related injury.
- Living maintenance: A benefit paid to injured workers who are unable to return to their former position of employment and are participating in vocational rehabilitation.
- Wage loss: A benefit paid to an injured employee if he or she has permanent restrictions that prohibit a return to the former position of employment and results in a lower paying job. Non-working wage loss is paid while a claimant is job searching and working wage loss is paid when a claimant secures a job but is earning less money.
- Settlement: There are many circumstances in which settlement may be appropriate. When a claim is settled, it is final. You will no longer be eligible for additional benefits for your work-related injuries. There are many factors to consider before settling your claim, such as: Do you have an alternative way to pay for treatment, if needed? Have all benefits to which you are entitled been paid? Our attorneys can help you evaluate whether settlement is the right option.
Average and Full Weekly Wage
Two of the most important aspects of a workers' compensation claim are the average weekly wage and full weekly wage calculations. As the claimant, you have the responsibility to examine this information for accuracy. As experienced workers' compensation attorneys, we can review the numbers used in your claim and make sure they are correct. If your claim went through based on incorrect data, we can work to get your claim adjusted and secure funds to which you are entitled.
Contact Calhoun, Kademenos & Childress at 419-989-4913. Our Mansfield workers compensation benefits lawyers are dedicated to providing you with personal and responsive legal services.