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Ohio BWC Work Comp Lawyers: Fighting for Injury Compensation

Mar 15, 2011
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There are various ways the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) or a Self Insured Employer may pay out in an injured worker’s comp claim, including, but not limited to: temporary total disability compensation (“TT”), 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, neck, eyes, etc.).

## **Temporary Total Disability Compensation**

Generally speaking, temporary total disability compensation (TT) is payable where

  • An employee is injured in the course of and arising out of their employment; and
  • He/She cannot return to his or her “former position of employment.”

What if often frustrating for a lot of injured workers in Ohio 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 Hamilton BWC Attorney on your side can help prevent a premature return to work, allowing you to fully heal, preventing further injury, unnecessary complications,etc..

Wage Loss Compensation for Injured Hamilton Workers

The Ohio BWC may also pay an injured worker wage loss compensation (WL). 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:

  1. Working wage loss
  2. Non-working wage loss
  3. Living maintenance.

Contact an Ohio Workers Compensation attorney at McKenzie & Snyder by using the form to the right or by calling (513) 737-5180. McKenzie & Snyder represents clients in the Greater Cincinnati Area, including, but not limited to: Colerain, Reading, Forest Park, Fairfield, Oxford, Lebanon, Monroe, Ross, College Hill, Loveland, West Chester, Amelia, Beechmont, Dayton and more.

Written by Andrew Tobergte

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