temporary total compensation

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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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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This week I received a phone call from an injured worker on an Ohio workers compensation claim who suffered a serious work related knee injury last year, underwent three knee surgeries, continues to receive temporary total disability compensation, and, who may be released to return to work in the near future with permanent work restrictions […]

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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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Our client was a 24 year old female who was operating a punch press which “double tripped” resulting in an amputation of her right hand.The press had a history of irregular cycles.The employer improperly adjusted the pull-back safety devices so that the employee’s hand was not sufficiently withdrawn from the moving upper die which directly […]

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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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Gradual Injury in Ohio Workers Compensation Claim

by Dean Pavick on October 16, 2012

We recently represented a young man who came to us after the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation disallowed his workers compensation claim. The BWC order stated that the injured worker did not sustain a compensable injury in the course of and arising out of his employment.The client had been working on a project for the […]

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