We are also your experienced Ohio Workers’ Compensation law firm
At Liner Legal, we know that work-related injuries can be devastating–many of our social security disability clients came to us after being totally disabled by an injury suffered on the job. And the Ohio Workers’ Compensation claims process can be exhausting. Don’t face this alone. Put the power of an experienced Ohio Workers’ Compensation attorney on your side. Contact Liner Legal today. We’ll handle the details of your case so you can focus on your recovery. Call 216-282-1773 or fill out our online questionnaire for a free consultation and more information on filing for workers’ compensation.
Put the power of an experienced Ohio Workers’ Compensation attorney on your side.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, here are the Ohio Workers’ Compensation benefits you may be eligible for:
- Temporary Total Disability This benefit is payable to injured workers to replace their lost income while recovering from their injuries. Benefits may be granted when a physician of record determines that a worker’s injuries prevent him or her from returning to his or her former position of employment on a temporary basis.
- Wage Loss Benefits These benefits are meant to compensate an injured worker for any reduction in earnings that results from restricted capacity due to limitations applied by his or her physician of record for injuries sustained in the claim
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD) PPD benefits are available when a certain percentage of a worker’s injuries are expected to remain permanent — or an injury is not expected to fully heal — based on medical examination and review.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) If an injured worker is permanently unable to return to the workforce, PTD benefits compensate the injured worker for the loss of his or her earning capacity. Compensation for PTD is payable for life.
- Disabled Workers’ Relief Fund (DWRF) DWRF is a supplemental fund that provides relief to an injured worker who is already receiving PTD benefits but receives less than state-mandated minimum benefit levels. DWRF provides an annual cost of living adjustment for an injured worker.
- Facial Disfigurement (FD) FD is a one-time award given to a worker who has suffered facial disfigurement that has the potential to hinder his or her ability to return to work in the same capacity. The maximum amount payable is $10,000.
Your rights under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation laws
With few exceptions, every employer is required by state law to provide Workers’ Compensation benefits for employees who suffer from work-related illness or injury. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) as an injured employee, you have the right to:
- a quality independent medical examination when required in your claim.
- access your records either in person or online.
- appeal a decision made on your claim to BWC, Ohio Managed Care Organizations (MCO), or the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC).
- be considered for all benefits and rehabilitation services for which you may be eligible.
- expect prompt, professional, and courteous customer service from all BWC employees
- have your approved medical bills paid and not to be billed an additional amount.
- quickly access high-quality healthcare from any BWC-certified healthcare provider you choose.
- receive timely payments for the allowed conditions in your claim.
- represent yourself or hire a lawyer at your own expense.
The claims process can be complicated, and you may hit some roadblocks along the way. Liner Legal can help, so contact us today. We can assist you with filing a claim and fight to make sure your employee rights are protected. Fill out a free initial consultation form or call 216-282-1773 today.