Our readers in Ohio who are familiar with previous posts here know that workers’ compensation benefits are available to most workers in the state when they suffer an on-the-job injury or illness. But what types of benefits might a worker be eligible for with a workers’ compensation claim?
For starters, injured workers can expect to receive benefits that will help them pay for their medical needs. Some on-the-job injuries are relatively minor, perhaps only requiring one visit to the doctor, but others are much more serious, often requiring extensive and ongoing medical treatment. Workers’ compensation benefits can help with these expenses.
Next, workers who are limited in their return to work, or who are unable to work because of the injury or illness, can expect to receive benefits related to wage losses. There is no doubt about the financial impact that can occur when a worker in Ohio is injured and is unable to earn wages. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to help. Lastly, some workers are so seriously injured that they may have some degree of disability in the aftermath. Workers’ compensation benefits can result in a lump sum payment based on a complicated formula that takes the degree of disability into account.
With workers’ compensation, along with Social Security Disability benefits, available to workers who are injured on the job, Ohio residents may have a variety of options to help cover financial costs associated with being unable to work. Getting the right information about these options can help Ohio residents make the right choice about how best to pursue financial compensation.