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Cleveland Ohio Workers Comp Attorney explains that if you suffered an injury on the job, you have legal rights to obtain compensation for medical bills, compensation for not working, compensation for disability, and future treatment costs. Free case evaluation 800.309.7404 | 216.223.8004 | 614.398.3828 | 440.328.8883 | 330.974.0012
Temporary total (TT) - Provided to compensate an injured worker who is totally disabled from work for a short period of time due to the work related injury or occupational disease. TT is generally the initial award of compensation paid to compensate the injured worker when they cannot work because of their injuries.
Medical Bills - An injured worker is entitled to their medical and prescription bills paid by Ohio Workers Comp or their employer (if self-insured). The bills must be directly related to the work accident and injuries.
Scheduled loss (SL) - A certain amount of permanent damage (called residual damage) may remain as a result of the injury. A scheduled loss award encompasses amputations and loss of use, including vision and hearing. For example amputation of leg, amputation of hand, amputation of foot, amputation of arm.
Percentage of permanent partial award (%PP) - A certain amount of permanent damage (called residual damage) may remain as a result of the injury. %PP is commonly referred to as a C-92 award approved for residual impairment resulting from an allowed injury or occupational disease. For example, if an injured worker sustains a broken arm and can no longer extend it to the full degree, s/he would be eligible for an award based upon the residual loss. The permanent impairment may be physical or psychiatric.
Permanent total disability (PTD) - The injured worker’s inability to perform sustained remunerative employment due to the allowed condition(s) in the claim. PTD benefits compensate the injured worker for impairment of earning capacity. Compensation for PTD is payable for life. When an injured worker applies for PTD, s/he must attend an Industrial Commission of Ohio examination and hearing to determine if s/he meets the eligibility criteria.
Death claims - A dependent's right to death benefits does not begin until after the death of the worker. If the decedent settled a workers' compensation claim prior to their death, this will not stop the dependent's right to file a claim for death benefits. A death claim is filed by the dependents of an injured worker who died as a result of an industrial injury or occupational disease. Dependent death benefits will be based on the level of dependency or support each dependent had while the worker was living.