On January 22, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in State ex rel. Hildebrand v. Wingate, Transport, Inc., 2015-Ohio-167. The issue before the Court was whether a claimant’s voluntary departure from work precluded the receipt of temporary total disability compensation. The claimant did not deny that he quit work, but argued he was disabled at such time and under State ex rel. Pretty Products, Inc. v. Indus. Comm., 77 Ohio St.3d 5, he should be entitled to compensation.Read more
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Burden of Proof of Remains High to Establish Presumption of Intentional Tort
Last month, the Ohio Supreme Court held in Pixley v. Pro-Pak Industries, 2014-Ohio-5460, that an intentional tort claim will fail if there is no evidence the employer deliberately removed an equip-ment safety guard. Under R.C. 2745.
Please join us tomorrow as Mark Barnes, Janelle Matuszak, and Dana Quick present a variety of workers’ compensation topics at the Employers’ Association, located at 1787 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio. The topics include the hearing process, accident investigation, drugs & alcohol, settlements, voluntary abandonment, permanent total disability compensation and unusual claims. The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 noon. Click here to register for the seminar.Read more
As you may know, Bugbee & Conkle’s Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar is fast approaching.Read more
Greg Denny and Carl Habekost will lend their many years of experience to attendees by providing important tips and tactics on defending workers’ compensation claims and issues. The Top 5 hearing and litigation topics will be covered during the presentation on January 22, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Mancy’s Steakhouse in Toledo, Ohio. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. You will not want to miss this important meeting.Read more