Examples of Types of Compensation

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Examples of Types of Compensation

Temporary total disability
This is typically the first form of compensation. An injured worker is eligible for this type of compensation if he or she has lost eight or more calendar days of work. The injured worker cannot work while receiving temporary total benefits.  R.C. 4123.56.
 
Permanent total disability
If an injured worker cannot return to work, and the Industrial Commission of Ohio declares him or her permanently and totally disabled due to the work-related injury, the employee will receive permanent total disability compensation. R.C. 4123.58.
 
Wage loss compensation
An injured worker may be entitled to wage loss compensation under two circumstances:  1) if he or she has found work other than his or her former position and now receives less pay than he or she did at the time of the injury; or 2) he or she cannot find work within allowed medical restrictions. Wage loss is only available for injuries occurring after August 22, 1986.  R.C. 4123.56.  
 
Percentage of permanent partial disability
This type of compensation is for residual impairment that may result from a work-related injury.  It is based on the recommendation of an independent medical examiner.  R.C. 4123.57.