By of The Bainbridge Firm, LLC posted in Workers’ Compensation Benefits on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Chapter 4123 of the Ohio Revised Code prescribes the amount and duration of compensation payable to an injured worker. The Industrial Commission lacks the power to adopt rules and regulations establishing a rate of compensation other than that prescribed by the statute, and compensation to which an injured worker is entitled is a substantive right the amount of which is determined with reference to the statute in effect on the date of injury.
The general entitlement statute, R.C. § 4123.54, provides that every injured employee is entitled to receive “compenstation for loss sustained on account of the injury . . . .” The extent of the employee’s entitlement therefore depends upon the extent of the disability that results from the injury.