Experienced Cincinnati, Ohio Workers' Comp Attorney
Workers' Compensation Benefits in Ohio
If you have already tried to get workers’ compensation benefits on your own and haven’t been successful, Cincinnati workers’ compensation specialist Mark L. Newman can offer experienced advice and advocacy. He can help you pursue the benefits you need while you focus on recovering from your injury.
Below, we’ll cover each benefit that is available under Ohio workers’ comp law:
Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Temporary Total Disability
Injured workers receive temporary total disability benefits in Ohio, or TTD, if they are unable to work on a temporary basis due to their work injury. TTD is paid bi-weekly and is designed to replace lost wages.
Permanent Partial Disability
If you experience pain, loss of range of motion, decreased strength, or other ongoing symptoms, you are entitled to permanent partial disability in Ohio. The amount of a PPD award varies depending on the extent and severity of your injury.
Permanent Total Disability
Permanent total disability benefits in Ohio, or PTD benefits, are for injured workers who sustain a serious injury that causes a severe and permanent impairment which prevents them from returning to work in any capacity. An injured worker's age, education, and work history is also considered when determining whether they qualify for PTD.
Wage Loss Compensation
If you are under restrictions due to your injury and return to work at a different job and have a loss of earnings, or if you are unable to find work within your restrictions, you may be entitled to wage loss compensation in Ohio.
Vocational Rehabilitation & Living Maintenance
Vocational rehabilitation in Ohio is a voluntary program that is uniquely tailored to each individual worker to assist them in returning to the workforce. Living maintenance benefits are payable to injured workers who actively participate in a vocational rehabilitation program.
Scheduled Loss Award
A scheduled loss award in Ohio is for injured workers who sustain an amputation, ankylosis, loss of use of a body part, or loss of vision or hearing due to a workplace injury. The amount of the award is based on a statutory schedule which considers the specific body part injured and the date of injury.