What Benefits Are Available Under Workers’ Compensation In Ohio?
There are numerous misconceptions about workers’ compensation benefits. One of the most common is that people think there are more benefits available than there actually are. In reality, workers’ comp is designed to keep workplace accident victims barely self-sufficient. There are no payments for pain and suffering, just for wage loss and medical costs.
At the Philip J. Fulton Law Office, one of the first steps our attorneys take is to thoroughly explain all of the benefits you are eligible for. We want you to know how much you are entitled to. More importantly, we want to make certain you get the maximum amount.
What doctor do you go to? Are all of your medical bills covered? How are bills handled? These are just a few of the questions you will have about workers’ compensation medical benefits.
Our goal is to see that you get the best medical treatment possible and that all of the bills that come from treating your work-related injury are covered. You are also entitled to be treated by a physician of your choice. This is one of the main features of workers’ compensation benefits.
The first concept that is important to understand is that benefits are based on average weekly wage. Making certain that your average weekly wage is calculated accurately is the first challenge we need to overcome.
Depending on the nature and extent of your work-related injury, there are several types of wage benefits in Ohio you may be entitled to:
- Total disability benefits, including temporary total disability (temporarily unable to work at all) and permanent total disability benefits (permanently unable to return to work)
- Permanent partial disability benefits, which is a permanent injury that limits your ability to work, such as the loss of a limb
- Lump-sum settlements, which, if you accept, will waive your claim to past or future benefits
- Other wage loss benefits, including benefits for vocational rehabilitation or living maintenance
No matter your circumstances, we will thoroughly review your case to make certain you get everything you deserve.
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