Under Ohio law either the Bureau of Workers' Compensation or the Industrial Commission has the right to have an injured worker examined by a physician of their choosing in connection with any issue to be heard before the Industrial Commission. If the injured worker refuses to submit to the examination, their claim for compensation “is … Continue reading How Many Workers’ Compensation Examinations Must One Person Endure? More Than One, According to the Ohio Supreme Court
That’s a simple question, isn’t it? Well, not necessarily. On first blush, the answer seems obvious: zero, right? I mean, if you are really permanently incapable of any sustained remunerative employment, then it stands to reason that you cannot work for any part of the day. As a decision issued last week indicates however, the … Continue reading Case Update-How Many Hours Can You Work and Still Be Permanently and Totally Disabled?
In State ex rel. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services v. Indus. Comm. the Ohio Supreme Court addressed injured workers' ability to receive permanent partial disability ("PPD") compensation in workers' compensation claims for which they had already been awarded permanent total disability ("PTD"). When the case was initially addressed by the Court, it determined that when an injured worker … Continue reading I Can Get Permanent Partial And Permanent Total Disability In The Same Claim Can’t I? The Ohio Supreme Court Emphatically Says No