Wage Loss & Disability Compensation
Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, as well as the type of industry you work in, you may or may not be able to return to your old job after recovering from your injury. You are entitled to recover wages lost due to the injury, loss of future wages and – depending on the nature and severity of the injury – you may be entitled to additional compensation.
Disability Compensation Attorneys
Workers’ compensation benefits are based off the worker’s average weekly wage (AWW) and full weekly wage (FWW). You need an attorney who possesses the necessary finesse to get the rate of compensation increased – a skill that can only be learned through experience.
For more than 30 years, we have been successfully calculating our clients’ AWW and FWW to maximize their rate of pay and increase the amount of compensation they receive.
Cleveland/Akron Lawyers Helping Injured Workers Throughout Ohio
At the law offices of Robin J. Peterson Company, LLC, we know the types of compensation available to you and work hard to ensure you get the payment you deserve.
- Temporary total disability – Compensation an injured worker receives while he or she is unable to work due to injury
- Permanent total disability – Compensation given when an injured worker is no longer able to perform any type of employment
- Wage loss compensation – Compensation is awarded when an injured worker’s medical condition is such that he or she is not able to find work, or must move on to a less physically demanding job with lower pay, due to now-limited physical capabilities
- Permanent partial disability/permanent impairment – Compensation given for a permanent injury, or disability, done to a part of your body such as a carpal tunnel injury or a back injury
- Lump sum settlements and full and final settlements – An injured worker may settle all or part of his or her claim. For example, a worker may settle the monetary portion of the case while leaving the medical benefits portion unsettled
- Scheduled loss compensation/awards (amputation) – A special payment for workers whose serious injuries have resulted in blindness, deafness, lost the total use of a body part, or workers who have experienced an amputation
- Violation of specific safety requirement (VSSR) – A worker may obtain additional compensation when his/her injury was caused by his/her employer’s violation of a safety requirement
Maximize Your Workers Compensation Benefits
Dealing with a workplace injury can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. That's where we come in. At Robin J. Peterson Company, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers throughout Ohio maximize their workers compensation benefits.
Here are some ways we can help:
- Assist with filing your workers compensation claim
- Negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation
- Appeal denied claims
- Provide legal representation at hearings or trials
- Help you understand your rights and options
Our team has extensive experience handling a wide range of workplace injuries, including:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Occupational diseases
Don't let a workplace injury derail your life. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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