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Returning to Work After Injury

Should I return to work light duty? If you are hurt on the job, your doctor may give you work restrictions. If those restrictions prevent you from returning to your normal duties, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. To qualify for those benefits, it is important to make sure your doctor certifies disability on the correct forms and for the correct conditions. If the restrictions prevent you from returning to your normal work duties, your employer may offer you light duty work. Light duty work can be an excellent way to maintain your wages as your recover from your...

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How do I get paid after an Injury?

Workplace injuries can set you back Work injuries don’t just hurt physically, they often have a lasting financial impact. If you are hurt at work and the injury prevents you from returning to full duty, you may be entitled to receive compensation while you recover. For injured workers who cannot return to full time work, the most common form of workplace payment benefit is called temporary total disability compensation (commonly referred to as “temporary total”). Getting paid for your injury Though your injury and disability may be clear-cut, temporary total is not paid automatically in the event of an industrial injury. Temporary total...

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Hurt at work? What now?

When You Get Hurt on the Job If you suffer a workplace injury, it is important to notify your employer of the injury and seek treatment as soon as possible. While your injuries may resolve over time without the need for medical treatment, it is still important to document how you were injured at work and what symptoms you experience as a result of the work injury. If possible, complete an incident report through your employer and obtain a copy for your records. When seeking treatment, make sure you state accurately and clearly how you were injured. ...

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Different Types of Ohio BWC Compensation

Workplace Injuries Happen Everywhere There are risks at any job. Although many people associate dangerous jobs with occupations such as construction, mining, forestry, and fire-fighting, even mundane office jobs still present quiet hazards. It is critical to understand that there are risks with any line of work, and that all workers’ can apply for Ohio workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured in a work-related accident. Suffering and recovering from a work related illness or injury puts victims out of work for an undetermined amount of time and usually results in high medical bills and increased stress and anxiety. It’s important in...

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