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Scheduled Loss Award in Cincinnati, Ohio
If a worker is involved in a serious accident that results in an amputation or loss of use of a body part by ankylosis or contractures, they are entitled to what is known as a scheduled loss award. If you had the misfortune of being involved in a work accident that caused an amputation or loss of use of a body part, reach out to attorney Mark L. Newman today. He has the experience and skill it takes to help injured Ohio workers obtain the medical benefits and scheduled loss award they deserve.
What is a Scheduled Loss Award?
Scheduled loss is compensation for injured workers who suffer an injury that results in an amputation or severe ankylosis that causes immobility which results in functional loss of a body part. Scheduled loss awards are payable for an amputation or loss of use of the following body parts:
How Do I Request a Scheduled Loss Award?
To request scheduled loss compensation, an injured worker should file a Motion (C-86) with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The motion must include supporting medical evidence from your treating physician that clearly states that you’ve experienced amputation or loss of use of a body part as a direct result of a work injury. After the motion is filed, the Ohio BWC will schedule the worker for a medical exam. If there is conflicting medical evidence, the issue will be scheduled for a hearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio.
To be certain the independent exam is fair and you receive the maximum scheduled loss award, consult with a qualified Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer like Mark L. Newman.
How Much Compensation Will I Get for a Scheduled Loss in Ohio?
A scheduled loss award is paid bi-weekly at 100 percent of the statewide average weekly wage for the year the injury occurred. In 2021, an injured worker can receive up to $1019 per week for a scheduled loss. The number of weeks payable is set by the state and depends on the body part injured. The maximum number of weeks of compensation payable for each body part is shown in the chart below:
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The schedule also includes pro-rated weeks for each finger, toe, and eye. Hearing loss must be total to qualify for scheduled loss compensation.
A worker may receive a scheduled loss award in addition to other types of benefits, such aspermanent partial disability, or PPD. It is also possible to receive multiple scheduled loss awards at once.
Contact Cincinnati Attorney Mark L. Newman Today
If you or a loved one suffered an amputation or loss of use of a body part because of an injury at work, contact experienced Ohio workers’ compensation attorney Mark L. Newman to learn about your rights and obtain maximum compensation for your injury. Contact Mark today for a free consultation to see whether you qualify for a scheduled loss award. You can reach him at (513) 533-2009 or by completing the online intake form found here.
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