There are a number of different ways the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) might pay an injured worker’s comp claim including, but not limited to:
- temporary total disability compensation,
- wage loss,
- non-working wage loss,
- and living maintenance.
Compensation may be payable for many types of injuries (e.g., back, knees, feet, elbows, shoulders, ribs, eyes, etc.).
Temporary Total Disability Compensation
Generally speaking, temporary total disability (TTD) compensation is payable where
- An employee is injured in the course of and arising out of employment; and
- He/She cannot return to his or her “former position of employment.”
What can be frustrating for a lot of injured Ohio workers is that one’s own doctor may label him/her TTD, but another doctor (either on behalf of the BWC or the employer) may say the worker is capable of returning to their former position. Having an experienced Cincinnati workers’ comp lawyer on your side can help prevent a premature return to work, allowing you to fully heal, preventing further injury, unnecessary complications, and duress.
Wage Loss Compensation for Injured Cincinnati Workers
The Ohio BWC may also pay an injured worker wage loss (WL) compensation. Generally speaking, wage loss compensation is payable where an injured worker:
- Suffers a loss in earnings and
- The loss is directly attributable to the allowed conditions in his/her claim.
There are 3 types of wage loss compensation under Ohio law:
- Working wage loss
- Non-working wage loss
- Living maintenance
Contact a Cincinnati workers’ comp lawyer at the law firm of McKenzie & Snyder LLP to discuss your compensation options.