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Maximum Medical Improvement

The term "maximum medical improvement" is one that comes up in claims where an injured worker is receiving temporary total disability compensation. A finding of "MMI" is one way in which the BWC or a self-insured employer can attempt to terminate temporary total disability benefits.

Amputation and scheduled loss of use benefits

Workers' compensation benefits include a specific provision for injured workers who have sustained the amputation or loss of use of body part due to a specific work-related injury. This type of benefit is referred to as a scheduled loss award or loss of use award. Scheduled loss award are based upon the specific part of the body that sustained the loss. These benefits are directly controlled by a specific statute that specifies how many weeks of compensation each loss is worth. For example, an injured worker who loses a thumb in an amputation accident is entitled to 60 weeks of compensation.

The Workers' Compensation Bargain

The Workers' Compensation Act reflects a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers' compensation therefore attempts to accommodate the correlative rights and duties of employers and employees. Each party relinquishes certain common law rights and duties in exchange for the imposition of new statutory rights and duties.

Ohio Workers' Compensation Rates

Year1Temporary Total Max. & Wage Loss Max.2Amputation Award3& Death Max.4Temporary Total Min. & Permanent Partial Max.Permanent Total Max.5
2015 $862.00 $862.00 $287.33 $862.00
$574.67
2014 $849.00 $849.00 $283.00 $849.00
$566.00
2013 $838.00 $838.00 $279.33 $838.00
$558.67
2012 $809.00 $809.00 $269.67 $809.00
$539.33
2011 $783.00 $783.00 $261.00 $783.00
$522.00
2010 $775.00 $775.00 $258.33 $775.00
$516.67
2009 $767.00 $767.00 $255.67 $767.00
$511.33
2008 $751.00 $751.00 $250.33 $751.00
$500.67
2007 $730.00 $730.00 $243.33 $730.00
$486.67
2006 $704.00 $704.00 $234.67 $704.00
$469.33
2005 $678.00 $678.00 $226.00 $678.00
$452.00
2004 $662.00 $662.00 $220.67 $662.00
$441.33
2003 $644.00 $644.00 $214.67 $644.00
$429.33
2002 $628.00 $628.00 $209.33 $628.00
$418.67
2001 $618.00 $618.00 $206.00 $618.00
$412.00
2000 $589.00 $589.00 $196.33 $589.00
$392.67
1999 $567.00 $567.00 $189.00 $567.00
$378.00
1998 $541.00 $541.00 $180.33 $541.00
$360.67
1997 $521.00 $521.00 $173.67 $521.00
$347.33
1996 $511.00 $511.00 $170.33 $511.00
$340.67
1995 $493.00 $493.00 $164.33 $493.00
$328.67
1994 $482.00 $482.00 $160.67 $482.00
$321.33
1993 $460.00 $460.00 $153.33 $460.00
$306.67
1992 $443.00 $443.00 $147.67 $443.00
$295.33
1991 $428.00 $428.00 $142.67 $428.00
$285.33
1990 $419.00 $419.00 $139.67 $419.00
$279.33
1989 $400.00 $400.00 $133.33 $400.00
$266.67
1988 $385.00 $385.00 $128.33 $385.00
$256.67
1987 $376.00 $376.00 $125.33 $376.00
$250.67


Notes

Injuries at holiday parties may not be covered by workers' comp

As many of our Ohio readers already know, an employee who suffers a work-related injury while on the job is entitled to benefits through workers' compensation. These benefits can help cover the medical costs associated with treating and recovering from an injury and can help mitigate the impact of lost wages as well.

Survey shows changes needed to workers' comp system

Anyone who has suffered a work-related injury knows that workers' compensation benefits are incredibly helpful because they provide financial security for those who may need to miss a significant amount of time from their job due to an injury. But a new survey shows that if the industry doesn't work to make changes, access to these benefits may become more difficult down the road.

NFL players, including in Ohio, tackling workers' compensation

Most workers' compensation cases are expected to address injuries and illnesses caused by unusual incidents in the workplace that are usually the exception rather than the rule. But workers in one profession in the middle of a fight for workers' compensation benefits suffer serious injuries on a weekly basis.

Head injury sends Ohio construction worker to the hospital

Construction work can be among the most hazardous of occupations that any individual can choose to engage in, whether the project involves the erection of a massive new commercial office tower or something as simple as a home remodel.

Ohio court: Businesses overpaid $860 million into workers' comp

A recent ruling by the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals has confirmed that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has overcharged Ohio businesses more than $800 million in workers' compensation assessments. The question now becomes, what to do with the money that was collected?

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