Ohio WC Terms: Wage Loss (WL)

Wage Loss (WL)

R.C. 4123.56(B) provides for payment of wage loss compensation (WL) to an injured worker who either

  1. returns to work (either their former employment or a new form of employment) and suffers a wage loss; or
  2. cannot find work consistent with their physical capabilities resulting from the allowed condition(s).

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission joint wage loss rule, O.A.C. 4125-1-01, provides the requirements for receipt of wage loss compensation. Read our summary of the wage loss rule for an overview.

Our rate chart lists the maximum rates for wage loss awards from 1987 to the present. See our case index for summaries of wage loss decisions by Ohio courts, with links to the cases.