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Whether you’ve been injured while on the job or are suffering from a work-related illness, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in the state of Ohio. With the right information and guidance, you can understand how these benefits are paid and how to receive them. 

Wage Loss Benefits

Wage Loss Benefits are benefits that are available to workers who experience a partial or total loss of wages due to a work-related injury or illness. These benefits are provided through the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system and are intended to help injured workers receive compensation while they are unable to work.


It is calculated using an injured worker’s average weekly wage (AWW). The AWW is determined by taking the average of the employee’s gross wages earned over the 52 weeks preceding the date of the injury. The AWW is then multiplied by 2/3 to determine the weekly wage loss benefit. Depending on the severity of the injury, these benefits can last for up to five years.

Permanent Impairments 

Ohio Workers’ Compensation benefits provide a range of benefits for workers who have suffered permanent impairments due to workplace injuries. Permanent impairments can include physical, mental, or emotional impairments.


Physical impairments are those that have a lasting effect on the worker’s body and can include lost limbs, paralysis, or the loss of a bodily function due to an injury. The amount of benefits for permanent physical impairments is based on the degree of the impairment, the worker’s age, and the worker’s earning capacity before the injury.


Mental impairments are those that affect the worker’s mental or emotional functioning and can include depression, PTSD, anxiety, or other mental health issues. Mental impairments can result in lost wages, medical bills, and other associated costs.


Finally, emotional impairments are those that affect the worker’s emotional state, such as depression, anxiety, or other emotional issues.

Travel Expenses 

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits cover a variety of travel expenses and may include costs for transportation, lodging, and meals. If an injured worker needs to travel to receive medical care, Ohio Workers’ Compensation will cover the cost of transportation, such as gas, public transportation, or airfare. If the worker needs to stay overnight, the cost of lodging and meals can be covered as well.


In order to be reimbursed for travel expenses, the injured worker must submit a claim. The claim must include receipts, documentation of the travel, and the reason for the travel. The claim must also be signed by the employer and physician. If approved, the injured worker will receive reimbursement for the actual expenses incurred.

Schedule Loss 

Schedule loss is a form of compensation for those who have suffered a permanent disability due to a work-related accident. This type of compensation is meant to provide financial assistance to an injured worker who has suffered a permanent disability, such as the loss of a limb or the loss of the use of a limb as a result of a work-related accident. The amount of compensation an injured worker in Ohio may receive depends on the degree of disability suffered.

How Are the Benefits Paid? 

Following are two common ways through which the compensation is reimbursed: 

Electronic Funds Transfer 

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a method of transferring money electronically from one account to another. It is often used to pay bills, pay wages or salaries, and transfer money between accounts. In the state of Ohio, EFT is used to pay some types of compensation benefits, such as unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation benefits, and disability benefits.

Electronic Benefits Transfer 

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is another type of electronic payment system that is used to pay certain types of benefits in the state of Ohio. EBT cards are like debit cards, and can be used to purchase goods and services at participating retailers. Benefits paid through EBT include food stamps, cash assistance, and medical assistance. Benefits are deposited directly into the recipient’s account, and the recipient can use the card to purchase goods and services.


If you need assistance navigating the workers’ comp system, the experienced attorneys at Regas & Haag are here to help. Contact us today to learn more.

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a complicated process, and it is important to understand what you need to do and how long it will take. The Social Security Administration (SSA) handles disability claims, and you must meet certain criteria to qualify. Generally, you will need to show that you have a medical condition that prevents you from working and that your condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.

Things to Know about the Initial Application Procedure

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you will need to provide detailed information about your medical condition, your doctor’s diagnosis and treatment, any medications you are taking, and any other medical records that are related to your disability. When submitting your application, it is crucial to be as thorough as you can be as this will aid the SSA in determining whether or not you are eligible for benefits.


You will also need to provide information about your work history, including any jobs you have held in the past 15 years, as well as your education and training. The SSA will use this information to determine whether you are able to work in any other capacity.

Should I Get a Lawyer before Applying for Disability Benefits?

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a complicated process. Many people are unsure if they need an attorney to help them with the application process. The answer to this question depends on your individual situation. If you are considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to understand that there is no obligation to hire a lawyer. However, there are several benefits to having an experienced attorney by your side.


First and foremost, an experienced attorney can help you understand the complex application process and ensure that your application is complete and accurate. This can help to avoid unnecessary delays and ensure that your application is processed quickly. An attorney can also help to ensure that all relevant evidence is included in your application, which can improve your chances of success.


An attorney can also provide valuable guidance throughout the appeals process. If your initial application is denied, an attorney can review the decision and provide advice and assistance with any necessary appeals. An attorney can also help you understand the disability determination process and prepare for your hearing before the administrative law judge.


Finally, an attorney can also help you understand and protect your rights. An experienced attorney can answer any questions you may have about the application process and explain your rights and responsibilities. An attorney can also help you make the right decision.

Why Contact Regas & Haag?

Regas and Haag can help you apply for Social Security Disability benefits by providing experienced legal representation throughout the entire process. Our firm specializes in disability law, and our attorneys have years of experience in handling disability cases. We can help you understand the application process, assist you in filing your claim, and represent you at a disability hearing if needed. To schedule an initial, free consultation meeting, contact us today.