Most states, including Ohio, do not tax these benefits. The federal government does not tax workers' compensation benefits.
If I’m receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits, and I return to work, can I still receive Workers’ Compensation benefits?
Maybe. If an employee returns to work and receives wages equal to or greater than what he or she was making before the injury, the workers' compensation may be stopped. However, if an employee receives decreased wages upon return to work as a result of [...]
Since every case is unique, it can be beneficial to discuss the particulars of your case with an attorney who understands the complex workers' compensation process. This way you will fully understand your rights. Marshall Grinder Debski Pitts Law Firm offers free initial consultations with [...]
No. In almost all cases you can't sue for a work-related injury. workers' compensation law protects your employer from being sued if they pay for workers' comp insurance, which is required by law in most states. Generally, workers' compensation will be your only option for [...]
What if my employer tells me not to file a Workers’ Compensation claim or threatens to fire me if I do?
This is against the law. A company cannot retaliate against an employee for filing for workers' compensation. You should contact your local workers' compensation office. If you and your employer continue to disagree about your claim you have the right to a hearing to resolve [...]
In many cases, it can be advantageous to negotiate a complete and final settlement of a claim, in which case a lump sum of money is paid in exchange for the injured worker giving up his or her right to ask for future medical costs [...]
Workers' compensation provides replacement of income, payment of medical costs, and sometimes will provide assistance for job placement if vocational rehabilitation is required after recovery from an injury. Workers' compensation benefits are helpful, but benefits received through this program tend to be relatively modest. Compensation [...]
No. As long as your injury is in some way related to your job, it should be covered by workers' compensation. For instance, you should be covered if you were injured while traveling for business, running an errand for your place of employment, or even [...]
Almost any kind of injury caused while working can be claimed. An injury or condition that existed prior to your employment cannot be claimed unless it has been substantially aggravated or worsened while performing work-related activities. Common injuries include burns, cuts, head trauma, asbestos exposure, [...]
If you are injured while working, you most likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits. However, there is no guarantee that you will receive workers' compensation. For instance, some states disqualify certain types of workers (like agricultural workers). Also, if you are hurt while intoxicated, or [...]