October 2, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Rules that BWC is Not Under Duty to Pay Scheduled Loss of Use Benefits in Absence of Application

On September 18, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court affirmed a court of appeals decision finding that the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) was not required to […]
August 1, 2013

Failure to List All Allowed Conditions in the Header of a Report Does Not Necessarily Disqualify the Report from Consideration by the Industrial Commission

The fact that an examining doctor does not list all of the allowed conditions in the header of his or her report does not necessarily mean […]
July 23, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Limits Recognition of Psychiatric Condition in Workers’ Compensation Claim

The Ohio Supreme Court recently limited the opportunity under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws for the allowance of psychiatric conditions.  Armstrong v. John R. Jurgensen Co. (June 14, 2013), […]
June 7, 2013

Defective Safety Devices Can Lead to Liability Under an Employer Intentional Tort Claim

Even with the significant protections set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 2745.01, employers still face potential liability in an intentional tort action if a safety […]
May 16, 2013

Governor and BWC Announce Proposal to Pay $1 Billion Back

Governor Kasich and the Administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), Steve Buehrer, recently announced a proposal to pay $1 billion in rebates to private […]
May 6, 2013

Employees that are Required to Travel as Part of their Normal Work Assignments Expand Workers’ Compensation Liability Exposure

If an employer is going to require an employee to travel as part of his or her regular job duties and is compensating that individual for […]
April 12, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Reaffirms 2007 Holding Regarding Voluntary Abandonment

On March 12, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court affirmed a court of appeals decision ordering that the Industrial Commission reinstate an award of temporary total disability […]
March 18, 2013

The Feel Good Doctrine Still Controls the Determination of Medical Treatment in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims

When determining if certain medications or treatment procedures are reasonably necessary, it is important not only to consider the patient’s needs but also to review what […]
March 4, 2013

An Injury that Manifests at Work is Not Necessarily a Compensable Workers’ Compensation Claim

On February 22, 2013, the Sixth District Court of Appeals issued a decision affirming summary judgment in favor of the employer inKinsey v. Apex Bold & […]