BY M Gruhin
We see many questions coming across the internet from people receiving TTD wondering if there is an offset against their OPERS disability money. The answer is NO OFFSET.
People working for a public employer are covered under the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System. In the event of a disability OPERS award, any funds obtained are not reduced by compensation received through an Ohio Workers’ Compensation.
For more information, feel free to contact Mike Gruhin, Board Certified
People who are injured on the job in Ohio and are unable to work normally receive temporary total disability (TTD), which is a wage replacement paying a percentage of your full weekly wage and your average weekly wage.
However, as its designation states, it is TEMPORARY total disability. So, it will end at some time in the future when your condition reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI). MMI is reached at a point where medical treatment will not improve your medical condition – basically you
OHIO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
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The Ohio BWC compensates injured workers for amputation injuries, loss of use awards, loss of vision, loss of hearing, and facial disfigurement. In the case of such disabling work injuries, representation by a Board Certified Ohio Workers’ Compensation Specialist Attorney should be obtained. Currently, the Ohio Work Comp System is highly litigated and an unrepresented work injury victim just can’t go it alone and expect all
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