Review Does Not Mean Reweigh


Recently, in State ex rel. Turner Constr. Co. v. Indus. Comm., 142 Ohio St.3d 310, 2015-Ohio-1202, an employer requested a writ of mandamus that would compel the Industrial Commission to vacate an order of permanent-total disability compensation to a former employee. In this case, the employee had several previous workers’ compensation claims, but only a … Continue reading Review Does Not Mean Reweigh

Traveling Fixed-Situs Employees?


Is an employee who travels to different job sites on a daily basis a fixed-situs employee subject to the “coming and going rule” for the purposes of determining whether he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation? If so, does the “special hazard exception” apply? Recently, in Palette v. Fowler Electric Co., 2014-Ohio-5376 (2014), the … Continue reading Traveling Fixed-Situs Employees?

Scheduled Loss for Your Limbs


Losing the use of a body part, no matter how big or small can have a great impact on a person’s life. In order to compensate a claimant for such scheduled losses,  R.C. 4123.57(B) assigns specific values depending on the extent of the injury. For example, the loss of the third or distal phalange of … Continue reading Scheduled Loss for Your Limbs

How do Workers’ Compensation Payments Affect My Disability Benefits?


Disability payment you receive from workers’ compensation and/or another public disability payment may reduce you and your family’s Social Security benefits. Your Social Security disability benefit will be reduced so that the combined amount of the Social Security benefit you and your family receive plus your workers’ compensation payment and/or public disability payment does not … Continue reading How do Workers’ Compensation Payments Affect My Disability Benefits?

Workers’ Compensation: Quicker Access to Prescriptions Coming Soon


Recently, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation adopted a new rule that is meant to help injured workers access medications needed to treat their injuries faster than before. The new rule allows injured workers to get their prescriptions filled while their claim is being processed. This new rule is especially important to those workers’ who … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation: Quicker Access to Prescriptions Coming Soon