How long can you receive Ohio workers compensation benefits?
The duration of workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio depends on the nature and severity of the injury or illness. In Ohio, there are several types of workers’ compensation benefits, and each has its own time limits:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits: These benefits are not only provided to workers who are completely unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness but also if the allowed conditions in the claim prevent the worker from performing their regular job duties and the employer cannot provide them with work within these restrictions. TTD benefits are typically paid until the injured worker reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI) or returns to work.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits: If an injury or illness results in permanent total disability, the worker may be eligible for PTD benefits. The worker must prove that they cannot engage in sustained remunerative employment as a result of the allowed conditions in their claim.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits: PPD benefits are provided to workers who sustain a permanent impairment but can still work to some extent. The duration and amount of PPD benefits depend on the nature and severity of the impairment.
- Wage Loss and Living Maintenance Benefits: In some cases, workers may receive additional wage loss benefits or living maintenance benefits to help cover lost wages while participating in a rehabilitation program.
It’s essential to note that workers’ compensation laws can change over time, so it’s always best to refer to the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation or consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Garson Johnson LLC for the latest details on benefit durations. Additionally, specific cases may have unique circumstances that can affect the duration of benefits.