Workers’ Compensation Benefits
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Understanding Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Many workers don’t understand what they are entitled to if they are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease. In addition to paying your medical bills, Ohio workers’ compensation provides many other types of benefits ranging from wage replacement, to surgical revision of scars, to compensation for any degree of permanent disability resulting from your workplace injury or illness.The law firm of Garson Johnson LLC in Cleveland, Ohio, offers a free consultation on workers’ compensation benefits for anyone who suffers an on-the-job injury or occupational disease.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
- Temporary total disability (TTD): This is paid to a disabled worker for a short period of time to replace lost wages.
- Scheduled loss. This compensation is paid to a worker who suffers an amputation, loss of use of a limb, or loss of vision or hearing.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). This is compensation for a percentage of permanent damage as the result of your injury or illness.
- Permanent total disability (PTD). These benefits are payable for life if you suffer a loss of earning capacity as a result of your injury or illness.
- Disabled workers’ relief fund (DWRF). This is a supplemental fund that provides a cost-of-living adjustment for workers who receive permanent total disability payments.
- Facial disfigurement award. This is an award for workers who suffer visible damage to their face or head.
- Wage loss (WL). This is paid if you experience wage loss due to work restrictions.
- Working wage loss (WWL). This is payable when you return to your job if you experience wage loss due to different job duties or fewer hours.
- Nonworking wage loss (NWWL). This benefit is paid if you are unable to secure employment with your physical restrictions.
- Living maintenance wage loss (LMWL). You may receive this benefit if you continue to have physical restrictions after rehabilitation.
- Living maintenance (LM). You receive this benefit while you are participating in a rehabilitation plan.
- Lump-sum settlement (LSS). You or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation can initiate a lump-sum award to settle your workers’ compensation claim.
- Lump-sum advancement (LSA). This is a prepayment of future compensation.
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