Pursuing the Workers’ Comp Benefits You Deserve
Most workers who have been injured on the job have two main concerns: How will I pay for my medical treatment, and what will I do for income if my injuries prevent me from returning to work? The Ohio workers’ comp system provides benefits for both of these circumstances:
- Medical treatment: If you have suffered any type of work injury, your employer or the state fund is responsible for paying for your medical treatment. It is important to make sure you only seek treatment from doctors and other medical providers who are part of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)’s network of approved providers.
- Lost wages: If your doctor says you cannot return to your regular job, you are entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) benefits to compensate you for your lost wages. If your doctor sends you back to work on light duty or for reduced hours, you may be entitled to wage loss (WL) benefits to make up for any reduction in the wages you are paid.
These benefits can be disrupted if a doctor chosen by your employer decides that you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). If you and your own doctor do not agree with this determination, we can help you dispute it through the state’s hearing process.
Many other complications can arise when injured workers seek temporary benefits. Your employer may try to contest your claim or send you to a doctor you do not trust. Our Cincinnati injury attorneys can make sure your rights are protected so you can get the benefits you deserve.