When you are hurt on the job and file a Worker’s Compensation claim, it can quickly become stressful and disorienting to deal with both the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and your employer.
Before diving in head first, you should consider hiring an experienced attorney to handle your claim. There are many legalities and key components that you should become familiar with, whether you hire an attorney or not.
One component being the most significant reason in filing a work injury claim—the various benefits your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance may offer.
Ohio Workers’ Compensation benefits are meant to assist the injured worker, but there are several different rewards.
Here are 6 benefits that may be available following a workplace injury:
- Wage Loss– Paid to the injured worker for reduced wages.
- Medical Care– may include medications, hospital treatment, doctor visits, rehabilitation, etc.
- Permanent Partial Disability [or Schedule Loss]- Injured worker is compensated for permanent damages including loss of vision/hearing, loss of use, amputation, and immobility of joints from a trauma.
- Permanent Total Disability– Also known as PTD; this benefit compensates workers with a permanent total disability that prevents them from working. This includes the loss of earning capacity and could last for the individual’s lifetime.
- Temporary Total Compensation– Also known as TT; the worker is compensated when totally disabled from work for a short amount of time.
- Death Benefits– If a worker dies from a workplace accident or disease, the deceased’s dependents may receive benefits.
Each claim will have different results and offer different benefits based on the circumstances of a worker’s injuries.
The benefits as mentioned above are only a few offered through workers’ compensation, but there are many more that your attorney can discuss with you.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, you will need an experienced attorney who is familiar with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Call me today for a free consultation- it is in your and your family’s best interest to see what benefits you are eligible for!
As your Ohio workplace accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.