There is no award for pain and suffering. There is a benefit called Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). This is an award for the permanent limitations you have in range of motion and daily activities as a result of the injury. It is usually filed six months after a claimant returns to work. PPD is often overlooked if a claimant chooses to represent himself. There are also other benefits that can help ease your financial burden.
If you’ve been injured at your workplace in the Cleveland metropolitan area, contact an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer to ensure that you are doing everything in your power to receive the compensation that you deserve.