Ohio Workers' Compensation
Attorney Kevin Agin is dedicated to representing victims of workplace injuries and disabilities. If you have been injured at work, you need the assistance of an attorney who understands the ins and outs of workers' compensation claims. Kevin has extensive experience assisting injured workers in Ohio with workers' compensation claims, including claims involving pre-existing conditions and/or mental injuries.
Kevin will assist you in all phases of your workers’ compensation claim — filing the initial application and any subsequent requests for compensation or treatment, representing you at hearings before the Industrial Commission, and representing you in court.
Located in Lancaster and Circleville, Kevin’s offices are handicap accessible to clients. If your injury makes it difficult for you to get around, Kevin will make arrangements to come to you. To discuss your Ohio worker’s compensation claim, please contact attorney Kevin Agin now. Initial consultations with potential clients are free.
Ohio Workers' Compensation Benefits
Under Ohio law if you have a claim that is accepted by Ohio Workers’ Compensation, you may be entitled to the following benefits:
If you have been injured or become ill because of work-related injuries or occupational diseases you may have all medical and hospital bills paid in full. This can include hospital bills, doctors’ visits, x-rays, MRIs, pain management, specialists like surgeons, orthopedic care, physical therapy and prescriptions.
Temporary Total Disability
While you are recovering from a work-related illness and can’t do your regular job, you are entitled to temporary total disability benefits. You will continue to receive a percentage of your weekly salary until a doctor determines you can return to work.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
Some injuries do not heal fully. If you still have problems due to your injury, you may be entitled to money benefits designed to compensate for the permanent damage to your body. You will be examined by one or more doctors to determine the extent of your disability and awarded money based on these exams.
If you are unable to return to your old job, you may be entitled to have a state certified job counselor help you find another job within your restrictions. Living maintenance payments last up to six months and are paid to help you while receiving vocational rehabilitation.
Your trips to and from treatment or exams maybe reimbursed at the state mileage rate.
Permanent Total Disability Payments (PTD)
Some injuries completely prevent you from returning to any work. If your injuries are so severe you are unable to ever return to work, you are entitled to this compensation. Permanent total disability payments are payable for your lifetime.
Wage Loss Compensation
If you are making less money than you used to as a direct result of your restrictions you may be entitled to wage loss compensation. You can receive working wage loss or non-working wage loss. Working wage loss is payable when you return to a job other than your previous job and you are making less money. Non-working wage loss is when you can work again with restrictions but cannot find a new job within those restrictions.
Lump Sum Settlements
You may be able to collect your workers' compensation benefits in a lump (cash) sum.
If the workers’ compensation injury results in death, a surviving spouse and/or dependent children of a decedent are entitled to death benefits.
Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR)
If your employer fails to follow established safety requirements this may be a violation that entitles you to an additional award. Examples of these violations can be failing to provide safe and necessary tools or training, failing to properly maintain equipment, allowing defective or damaged equipment to remain in service and altering equipment to remove safety protections and guards.