Many people hurt on the job have no idea what workers compensation benefits they are entitled to. In Ohio you can get your medical treatment paid for, get paid while you are unable to work and get a permanent partial impairment award. Also there are wage loss benefits, living maintenance benfits, non working wage loss, amputation awards, and permanent and total disability awards.
These are terms that have a specific meaning and the amount of benfits can vary from case to case. Don't make the mistake and think that your employer or the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will tell you what your benfits are or help prove your case. I've had many clients come to me totally unaware of a benefits they were entitled to.
It is also possible to settle your case by negotiation. But knowing what a fair settlement is can be complicated. You need to know what you can expect to be paid in the future and reduce it to a present value. The system is complicated and conducive for traps for the unwary.
This is one area of the law that lawyers can become Certified as Specialists by the Ohio State Bar association. For moore information you can go to the Ohio Bureau of Workers compensation Web site or go to Cincinnati workers compensation lawyer Anthony Castelli's web site. You can call him today for a free consultation at 1-800-447-6549