Managed Care Organization decisions

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 13, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Managed Care Organizations, also known as MCOs, are required to look at three factors when determining whether or not medical suppliers and services should be covered. Payment of medical supplies and services are made only when...read more >>

Working Wage Loss Benefits and Non-Working Wage Loss Benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 07, 2014 | Working Wage Loss Benefits

The Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code define two different types of wage loss benefits than an injured worker may be able to receive: First, you may be able to receive what is known as...read more >>

What is Permanent Partial Disability Compensation?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 21, 2013 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Permanent Partial Disability Compensation, commonly referred to as PPD, is a monetary award for residual disability. Residual disability is permanent damage/impairment that the worker experiences as a result of the injury. For example, let’s say that...read more >>

My doctor says I have reached “Maximum Medical Improvement.” What does that mean?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 21, 2013 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

<>Ohio Administrative §4121-3-32(A)(1) defines Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) as a treatment plateau at which no fundamental functional or physiological change can be expected within reasonable medical probability. <>What this means is that MMI occurs when further...read more >>

What is Temporary Total Disability Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 21, 2013 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

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

What is Statutory Permanent Total Disability Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 21, 2013 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Statutory permanent total disability compensation is different from permanent total disability compensation. Statutory permanent total disability compensation is granted to a person who has lost both eyes, both hands, both arms, both legs, or both feet,...read more >>

What is Permanent Total Disability Compensation?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 21, 2013 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Permanent Total Disability is defined by the Ohio Administrative Code as “the inability to perform sustained remunerative employment due to the allowed conditions in the claim.” O.A.C. §4121-3-34(B)(1). This simply means that an injured worker is...read more >>

Temporary and Permanent at the same time – Advantage Tank Lines

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 27, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Two of the most common benefits under the Ohio workers’ compensation system involve “permanent partial” benefits and “temporary total” benefits.  When an injured worker is not able to return to his or her former position of...read more >>

Alphabet Soup: The parties in a workers’ comp case

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 20, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

In a workers’ compensation claim, there are various parties that a claimant will come into contact with.  These parties, often shortened into various abbreviations, all serve different roles within the system. Here are just a few...read more >>

Setting the FWW

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 04, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The full weekly wage (FWW) is one of two calculations used to set the rate at which workers’ compensation benefits are paid. Specifically, the FWW is used to determine the rate at which temporary total disability...read more >>