So you were injured at work and you want to make someone pay? Many people call in with the wrong mindset thinking that they are going to get so much money, and never have to work a job again. A workers’ comp claim is not a way to get the most money. For someone that was hurt ‘on the job’ a compensation claim is necessary to relieving medical and financial burdens for the time of your injury. It also helps in assisting any bills you may have. Understanding workers comp fully is very important. For people who don’t understand the way workers comp works, are misled in thinking that it is a quick way to make money. This is not accurate and people who sustain a work injury should realize how long of a time they have in front of them until they receive any type of payment.
Worst & Most Severe Injuries Have the Least Payout
For someone who happened to have a “career ending injury”, the outcome is very rough and tedious. On top of a painful, expensive and tragic injury – The injured party has two typical options according to Ohio BWC guidelines:
Option A: 67% of lost wages for up to about 4 years
Option B: A modest lump sum compensation offer for partial disability.
This means that if you have suffered an injury and you cannot return to work, the Ohio BWC will grant you compensation (67% of your wages, un-taxed) for up to 4 years – Nothing beyond that time period. If you are medically treated and you can return to some form of work (regardless of pay loss or position) you may be offered a small lump settlement.
If you or someone you loved was injured at work, you must seek expert legal help. Contact my offices immediately!
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