Pursuing Permanent Partial Disability Benefits After A Workplace Accident
At The Bainbridge Firm, LLC, we have been serving Columbus workers for more than 50 years. We know the law, have good working relationships with local Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) personnel, and understand how Ohio’s workers’ compensation system works.
We understand the huge financial strain caused when on-the-job injuries prevent our clients from working or reduce their ability to earn a living. Clients turn to our firm when they need attentive attorneys who are dedicated to getting them the Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits they are entitled to under Ohio workers’ compensation laws.
Local Representation For Ohio Workers
Many workplace injuries never fully heal. Workers often feel the residual effects of an injury for years to come. Furthermore, many people find themselves unable to perform the daily activities they once enjoyed. For example, injured workers are often left unable to play sports, run, squat or walk up or down stairs. In these cases, PPD benefits may be available.
PPD is available when employees suffer workplace accidents or injuries that leave them with continued pain and suffering even after reaching their maximum medical improvement (MMI). MMI is the term used by physicians when individuals have recovered as much as could be expected. While many individuals return to work, they still experience lingering pain from their injuries. In many cases, the pain and discomfort make it difficult or impossible to perform their job duties, which results in shorter workweeks, job changes and less pay.
If your injury left you with permanent pain and suffering — such as ongoing back and neck pain, knee or joint pain, or caused arthritis — you may be entitled to PPD and a lump-sum award. The amount of your PPD benefit is based on the percentage of your body that is impaired due to the injury and the impact that impairment has on your life. The greater your impairment, the more the compensation you are likely to receive.
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Call 1-866-253-7107 or reach us via email and speak with our team of experienced attorneys about your case during a free evaluation. Our office is located in Columbus and we work with workers throughout Ohio.