When you or a loved one has been injured on the job, life can immediately become more difficult and stressful. Workers’ compensation is designed to assist the injured worker by covering medical costs, lost wages, and length of coverage.
Benefits can vary on a case-by-case basis.
That is why it is so important to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney! Make sure you reach out and ask questions to determine if you qualify for benefits.
If you have been injured on the job, there are several benefit options that may be offered:
- Medical costs. This includes medical treatment, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and any other treatment advised by your doctor.
- Temporary Total Disability. TTD provides compensation for an injured worker’s lost wages while recovering from the injury.
- Permanent Partial Disability. PPD compensates for a permanent disability that partially hinders a worker from performing their work.
- Permanent Total Disability. PTD provides compensation to workers permanently disabled and unable to perform their work duties any longer.
- Wage loss. If an injured person misses work, wage loss benefits compensate the reduction in a worker’s earnings.
- Facial Disfigurement. FD compensation is a one-time award given to a worker that suffered a facial disfigurement with potential to impede or halt their ability to work.
- Disabled Workers’ Relief Fund. DWRF is a supplemental fund that provides relief to an injured worker receiving PTD
- Death claim. If a worker dies as a result of a workplace accident, the dependent(s) is entitled to death benefits [link to death benefits page] of the deceased worker. Benefits will be based on the level of dependency/support while the worker was living.
Workers’ compensation claims are very complex in nature and often require the knowledge of an experienced WC attorney, especially if a loved one was killed by a workplace accident or illness.
There are many other types of benefits and settlements that can be awarded, but an attorney will be able to discuss your/your loved one’s options more in depth.
If you or a loved one were hurt at work, you must call me at 1 (855) 800-0384 to see what your rights are. As your Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®