September 22, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Receipt of Permanent Partial Disability After Finding of Permanent Total Disability

The Ohio Supreme Court was faced with an appellate court decision upholding the Industrial Commission’s award of permanent partial disability to a claimant who had previously […]
September 14, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Discusses Post-Accident Drug Testing as Related to the Doctrine of Voluntary Abandonment

The Ohio Supreme Court was again asked to clarify when the doctrine of voluntary abandonment bars the receipt of temporary total disability compensation in a workers’ […]
February 6, 2017

Court Finds that Employee Who Gets Sick After Receiving Vaccination At Work Does Not Have A Valid Workers’ Compensation Claim

A recent decision from the Eighth District Court of Appeals again emphasizes that merely because an employee is at work and suffers an injury or illness […]
January 25, 2017

Tenth District Court of Appeals Finds Potential Intentional Tort Action against Employer That Terminated Health Insurance Benefits

Employers should be mindful in Ohio that the employer/employee relationship exposes them to many different risks. For instance, in the recent case of Tchankpa v. Ascena […]
December 9, 2016

Charles Smith and Ryan Bonina Selected by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine

Charles D. Smith & Associates is pleased to announce that Charles D. Smith has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers magazine […]
November 23, 2016

Update: Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule Blocked

Just 10 days prior to the implementation date, a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction halting the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new federal overtime rule, […]
November 2, 2016

Supreme Court of Ohio Addresses Requirements to Establish Retaliatory Discharge under RC 4123.90

Ohio Revised Code section 4123.90 prohibits employers from taking adverse employment action against an employee because he or she “filed a claim or instituted, pursued or […]
November 2, 2016

Charles D. Smith & Associates Receives Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers©

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers© has announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2017.  We are pleased to announce that Charles D. Smith […]
October 18, 2016

Tenth District Court of Appeals Discusses Voluntary Removal From the Workforce as a Bar to Future Temporary Total Disability Benefits

Just because a claimant obtains allowance of a new condition in his or her workers’ compensation claim, and undergoes further treatment such as surgery for that […]