What is a Permanent Partial award for Injured Workers in Ohio?

by Lauren Osgood | Sep 22, 2020 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

A permanent partial award is a form of compensation that an injured worker is entitled to as a result of their injury. This award is designed to compensate injured workers who have ongoing pain and issues a result of their injury. This award does not necessarily mean that you are unable to work, but rather it means that there is impairment because of the injury.

An injured worker is entitled to a permanent partial award 26 weeks after last receiving certain benefits. An application must be filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to get the process started. This will trigger the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to schedule an examination with a doctor. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will attempt to schedule an injured worker close to their house and take into consideration their schedule.

Once the examination is done the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will put out an order indicating what percentage the doctor found. The percentage is converted to a number of weeks to determine what the cash award will be. For example, a 2% award would equal 4 weeks of pay. The award is paid based upon the year of injury. Both the injured worker and the employer have the right to appeal any award made and obtain their own examination to present to a hearing officer.

If you are injured in Ohio you should consider filing for a permanent partial award. Please contact The Bainbridge Firm for assistance in making sure you get the highest award possible. The workers’ compensation attorneys in Columbus, Ohio and at the surrounding offices of Cambridge, Ironton, Portsmouth, Springfield, Waverly and Marion at The Bainbridge Firm are standing by ready to work for you or a loved one that has been injured at work.

If you sustained a workplace injury, contact the Bainbridge Firm to speak with one of our experienced Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorneys.  Schedule a free consultation at our Columbus, Marion, Portsmouth, Waverly, Cambridge, and Springfield or Ironton law offices. Please call 800-762-1612 or contact us online

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