If I win my claim against bwc, how much can I expect to earn?

by admin on July 24, 2010

I have had an ongoing back injury (1 year) and bwc will not pay for the proper treatment I need. My lawyer has done a very nice job so far in making them see the error of their ways and I am close to getting my medical services performed. What kind of compensation can I expect from living in chronic pain for over a year?

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lucy July 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm

http://www.ohiobwc.com/worker/programs/claimsettlement/CSDescription.asp

How does BWC evaluate a claim for settlement?
BWC has no pre-set formulas for determining the settlement value of a claim. The settlement figure is the amount BWC is willing to pay you for the anticipated future cost of your claim. These costs are then pro-rated based upon the likelihood that they will occur. BWC considers both the future medical and indemnity (compensation) when it evaluates the claim. For example, if you file for a claim where you may need surgery or lose time from work, BWC will consider both of these as part of the settlement. It is important to note that BWC does not base settlement value on pain and suffering or administrative costs.

Read the entire link that I provided. I just copied only 1 paragraph that specifically applies to your question. But as you can see, WC is not like PI (personal injury) where you can get pain/suffering for your chronic pain for a year, like you might get in an auto accident.

So talk to your lawyer and ask him, since based on the treatment received and future treatment that maybe needed, should give you an idea.

Zalena July 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm

a good amount

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