The Ins and Outs of Temporary Total Disability

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 20, 2018 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

“Total disability” means that the injured worker is unable to return to his or her former position of emloyment. A finding of temporary total disability, sometimes reffered to as TTD, does not require a showing of...read more >>

What is the difference between the Average Weekly Wage and the Full Weekly Wage in my claim?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 21, 2017 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

Average Weekly Wage (AWW) In every workers’ compensation claim the average weekly wage (AWW) of the injured worker needs to be determined. In general, to calculate the average weekly wage, the injured worker’s total earnings for...read more >>

Will the Bureau of Workers’ compensation reimburse me for my loved one’s funeral expenses?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 18, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.66 authorizes the Bureau to pay reasonable funeral expenses in an amount not exceeding $5,500 if death results from a covered injury or occupational disease. The Bureau may reimburse anyone, whether that person...read more >>

What is DWRF?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 17, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

DWRF is an acronym that stands for Disabled Workers Relief Fund. This fund was created to assist injured workers who have been declared permanently and totally disabled whose compensation rates have not kept pace with inflation...read more >>

Finding a doctor with a workers’ compensation claim

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 12, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Finding a doctor to treat your workers’ compensation injuries is an important component of a workers’ compensation claim. This doctor is referred to as your Physician of Record. A physician of record is a BWC certified...read more >>

Maximum Medical Improvement

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 10, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

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...read more >>

Amputation and scheduled loss of use benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 10, 2017 | Workers' Compensation 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...read more >>

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits are potentially available in all workers’ compensation claims, even claims where an individual has not missed work on account of the injury. For recent claims, the injured worker may seek this...read more >>

Temporary Total Disability Benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are intended to replace lost wages while an individual is recovering from a work-related injury and is unable to return to his or her former position of employment. TTD benefits are...read more >>

The permanent partial disability award

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 08, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

One of the monetary benefits available to injured workers through Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is a benefit known as a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). Unlike other benefits, which typically replace lost wages, PPD awards are most...read more >>