Ohio workers compensation law

In the recent Ohio Supreme Court case of State ex rel. James v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (4-20-17) it is clear that an Ohio injured worker must be directly removed from the workforce due to the allowed injuries/conditions in the claim in order to be awarded temporary total compensation payments. To be eligible for temporary totally  […]

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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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One of my jobs as an Ohio workers compensation attorney is to monitor my clients’ claims for additional conditions. Most Ohio workers compensation claims involve state fund employers in which the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) pays for medical treatments and makes compensation payments to the injured worker. The claim is initially allowed for certain conditions by […]

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You suffer a work injury and go to an urgent care/occupational health center(either directly after the injury or after being referred by the emergency room staff). Most of these occupational health centers have connections with hospitals or tie ins with companies and employers. In work related injuries initially diagnosed as “soft tissue” injuries such as […]

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It appears that big business interests and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) are ready to support a new workers compensation law which effectively takes away the rights of injured workers to choose their own doctors to treat them for their work injuries. This will ultimately result in the establishment of medical clinics filled with ultraconservative […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court recently handed down another decision which can deny payment of temporary total compensation to Ohio injured workers. In Robinson, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm.(2014) the Court held that the employer’s termination of the injured worker’s employment for violating a written work rule prohibited the payment of temporary total compensation for the […]

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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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 Ohio Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Law In past blogs, we have pointed out significant differences between the types of damages recoverable in an Ohio workers compensation case and in an Ohio personal injury case. A recent workers compensation case decided by the Ohio Supreme Court reinforces the limited recovery for psychological conditions which develop […]

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Ohio Courts Limit Employer Intentional Tort Lawsuits

by Dean Pavick on February 7, 2014

Under Ohio law, employers who negligently cause on the job injuries to employees cannot be held liable for damages in a negligence action. However, employers, in limited cases, may be held liable for an intentional tort action for directly causing injuries to an employee which occur in the workplace. The first type of  an employer intentional tort action […]

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We recently received a phone call from a young man(we’ll call “Joe”) from Akron who was injured several months ago when he fell off of an extension ladder which suddenly shifted on him. Joe suffered multiple fractures and is expected to be off work at least one year. Joe was working alone at the time […]

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