When workplace accidents occur and workers are injured, many are forced to miss work while treating their injuries. Lost wages and large medical bills can make it difficult to make ends meet.

At The Bainbridge Firm, we can help you understand your rights, help pursue compensation and benefits, and see that you are well-protected moving forward.

Reimbursement For Lost Wages Through Workers' Comp

In Ohio, the amount of money you receive in compensation for lost wages is based on your average weekly wage (AWW) and full weekly wage (FWW). It is important to consult with experienced workers' comp attorneys to maximize the benefits you receive.

Injuries often leave workers with permanent, lasting physical effects that make it difficult to return to their former employment — especially manual labor jobs — prevent them from working full workweeks or performing certain job duties, and leave them with reduced wages.

Ohio offers three types of lost wage benefits:

  • Working wage loss (WWL) — When injured workers return to their employment, but have reduced hours or physical restrictions due to their injuries, their wages may be reduced. WWL compensates workers for the reduction in their wages.
  • Nonworking wage loss (NWWL) — If a worker is medically approved to work with restrictions, but unable to find employment, NWWL will compensate the worker for wage loss.
  • Living maintenance wage loss (LMWL) — If after completing a rehabilitation program, the worker returns to work, but his or her injuries continue to cause a reduction in wages, LMWL will reimburse the worker for the reduction.

The Bainbridge Firm: A Local Firm With Local Connections.

We have been serving clients in Marion County and the surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Our attorneys know how to work with the Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) personnel, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) attorneys and administrative law judges. It's this wealth of local knowledge that proves invaluable when guiding clients through the workers' comp system.

Reach out to us for help securing your workers' comp benefits as quickly as possible. Call 800-762-1612 for a free, confidential consultation with our attorneys at our Columbus law office. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form.