Securing Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Vision Loss
In Ohio, for the purpose of determining workers’ compensation benefits for loss of vision, you must suffer 25 percent or more loss of vision. This loss of vision can be compensated as a scheduled loss award. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, “A scheduled loss award is based on the loss suffered by the injured worker prior to treatment, not on the injured worker’s condition after treatment.” In particular, the law specifies loss of vision under workers’ compensation as “based upon the percentage of vision actually lost as a result of the injury or occupational disease, but, in no case shall an award of compensation be made for less than 25 percent loss of uncorrected vision.”
When our Columbus vision loss attorneys represent clients who have lost eyesight through on-the-job injuries, we insist that their cases be settled on the basis of their uncorrected vision. Even if you now see better through a vision enhancement such as a cornea transplant, Lasik surgery or corrective lenses, we are prepared to stand up for your rights to be compensated for your loss of vision of your eye or eyes, if that loss amounted to 25 percent or more of your vision.
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Our workers’ compensation representation services are available on a contingency fee basis. That is, we only ask for payment if we are successful in getting you the benefits you need.