As usual, Ohio does not give you a simple answer. First, an injured worker and their physician (doctor) must fill out a C-84 form for the Ohio BWC. The BWC describes the C-84 as "C-84 - Request for Temporary Total Compensation: Injured workers and their physicians must use this form to initiate or extend payment of temporary total disability benefits. The injured worker provides information about employment and benefits received during the time of disability. The physician provides information about the condition, physical restrictions, objective and subjective findings, maximum medical improvement, vocational rehabilitation and
the dates of disability being certified, including an estimated or actual return-to-work date. This form advises both the injured worker and the physician of the penalties associated with workers’ compensation fraud."
Is that all? No, of course not. An injured worker must first miss 7 days of work due to the injury sustained in the course and scope of employment. If you have missed more than seven days of work due to your work injury and have the C-84 forms properly executed you may begin receiving Temporary Total Compensation per the Ohio BWC guidelines.
If you have been injured at work and have additional questions regarding your Workers' Compensation rights, Klein, Tomb & Eberly have two convenient locations in Troy and Vandalia. If you can't make it there...call us and we will make arrangements to come and see you. Klein, Tomb & Eberly can be reached at 937.339.3939 and appointments are usually available within 24 hours of your call.