Mansfield Workplace Injury Benefits Lawyers
The BWC offers a variety of compensation types. Contact us today to see what benefits you may be eligible for. Here are some of the most common types of compensation.
Temporary Total Disability
Temporary Total disability is the temporary inability of the injured worker to return to his/her former position of employment. Temporary Total is generally awarded before any other benefit and is paid to compensate the injured worker for lost income.
Salary continuation are the wages an employer pays in lieu of receiving temporary total compensation from the BWC. An injured worker is not required to accept salary continuation in lieu of TT and your employer cannot force you to use sick time over the same period that he pays salary continuation.
Wage loss compensation is awarded when the injured worker experiences a reduction of earnings as a direct result of physical restrictions caused by the allowed conditions in a claim. There are two types of wage loss compensation: working wage loss and non-working wage loss.
Working Wage Loss is awarded when you have returned to employment which is not your former position of employment
Non-Working Wage Loss is awarded when you have not returned to work because you have been unable to find suitable employment.
Living maintenance is payment the BWC makes to the injured worker who is actively involved in an approved rehabilitation program.
Living Maintenance Wage Loss
Living maintenance wage loss is paid to an injured worker who experiences a reducing in earnings compared to the average wages at the time of the injury after he/she has completed a vocational rehabilitation program and returned to work.
Permanent Partial Disability
There are two types of permanent partial disability benefits: percentage and schedule losses.
Permanent Partial is awarded to compensate for residual impairment resulting from an allowed injury or occupational disease. You are eligible for a percentage of permanent partial disability 26 weeks after receiving your last payment of temporary total or wage loss compensation. Percentage awards are based on one-third of the statewide average weekly wage, not to exceed two-thirds of the average weekly wage. When an award under this division has been made prior to the death of an employee, all unpaid installments accrued or to accrue under the provisions of the award are payable to the surviving spouse, or his/her heirs.
Schedule Loss is awarded for the amputation, loss of use of specific body parts due to a work-related injury or occupational disease. This compensation also covers loss of vision and total loss of hearing.
Permanent Total Disability
Permanent Total Disability is appropriate when the impairment resulting from the employee’s injury or occupational disease prevents the employee from engaging in sustained remunerative employment. In the case of PTD, the employee shall receive an award to continue until the employee’s death in the amount of two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage.
Facial disfigurement awards are granted for visible damage to the face or head which either impairs or may in the future impair the injured workers ability to secure or retain employment.
If the injured worker dies as a result of a workplace accident or occupational disease, dependents may be eligible for ongoing death benefits. Such benefits may include temporary total disability or permanent partial disability.
Violation of Specific Safety Requirement
This compensation is awarded when the injured worker proves the employer violated a specific safety requirement established by Ohio law.
Lump Sum Settlement
A lump sum settlement is a one-time and final compensation paid to the injured worker upon approval from the employer and BWC.
Logan Workplace Injury Benefit Lawyers
If you have questions about what benefits you may be entitled to, contact us today for a free consultation.