Industrial Commission

Permanent Total Disability/Death Claim Award:Silicosis

by Dean Pavick on December 6, 2016

Our client worked for a number of years at a foundry. In 1979, we won our client’s Ohio workers compensation case in court for contaction of silicosis as an occupational disease. In 1989, we had our client declared permanently and totally disabled by the Ohio Industrial Commission. In 2013, our client died from the¬†listed causes […]

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Partial Settlement Of Ohio PTD Workers Compensation Claim

by Dean Pavick on December 15, 2014

Our client injured her low back at work in 1998. She thereafter underwent surgery for an L4-5 herniated disc and spinal stenosis.The injured worker eventually became extremely depressed due to failure of the low back surgery to improve her condition.EMG and NCT tests revealed nerve damage affecting her legs.Her orthopaedic surgeon referred her to a […]

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) and Ohio industrial Commission recently came out with a new rule on wage loss compensation effective 2-14-14. The new rule is 10 pages long and significantly increases the burden upon injured workers applying for this type of compensation. The 2006 wage loss statute itself is only 3 short paragraphs […]

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Our client was a 42 year old male who slipped on grease at work and fell severely twisting his low back and right knee. The claim was initially allowed for sprains of the low back and right knee.An MRI of the lumbar spine revealed degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the L4-L5 and L5-S1.We eventually […]

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Armchair Doctors, Ohio Workers Compensation Claim There have been many changes in recent years for injured workers in the Ohio workers compensation program. Many of these changes have hurt the injured worker as far as receiving necessary medical treatments and compensation benefits.One of the problem areas concerns the BWC/MCO doctors as well as treating physicians.The […]

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Twenty-first century internet access to Ohio workers compensation documents, information and forms has given injured workers powerful tools to assist them in processing their workers compensation claims. No longer does the claimant generally have to go down to the local BWC office and file a claim application, personally file documents or review their paper claim […]

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