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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Settlement of a workers’ compensation claim

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 06, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The settlement of a workers’ compensation claim can be a way for an injured worker to receive a final monetary payment under the claim. Once a claim is settled, no further costs (medical or monetary benefits)...read more >>

Seeking medical care after a work-related injury

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 01, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

In addition to reporting the injury, seeking medical care after the injury is perhaps one of the most important things to do at the beginning of workers’ compensation claim. Obtaining medical care creates documentation of the...read more >>

What is the AWW?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Jun 23, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

It is necessary to establish the average weekly wage (AWW) for the year prior to any particular injury. In the simplest form, the AWW is the average weekly wage an injured worker earned for the year...read more >>

Switching the Physician of Record

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

As previously discussed, the physician of record (POR) is an important part of any workers’ compensation claim. The POR has the ability to request treatment to improve or maintain a claimant’s allowed conditions in the claim....read more >>