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Workers' comp provides five basic benefits:
Medical bills paid: to help you recover from an injury or illness caused by work
Temporary disability benefits: Compensation if you lose wages because your injury prevents you from performing your usual job
Permanent disability benefits: Compensation if you are permanently disabled from your work injury
Vocational Rehabilitation: retraining and rehabilitation f you have limitations from your injury
Death benefits: Compensation to your spouse, children or other dependents if you die from a work accident or illness.
What is Ohio Workman’s Comp?
If you are injured at work, your employer is required by law to pay for Ohio Workman’s comp benefits. Ways you could get hurt: One accident at work, like hurting your back lifting, getting burned by a chemical or fire, or getting hurt in a car accident while making deliveries, hurting your wrist from doing the same movement over and over, or loss your hearing because of constant loud noise.
What should I do if I get hurt at work?
Report the accident to your employer by telling your supervisor immediately. If your injury developed over time, report it as soon as you thin it was caused by your job. Go to the emergency department and tell them that your injury happened at work. In some cases, Your employer may tell you where to go for treatment.