The Commission has proposed amendments to two of its administrative rules: Ohio Admin.Code 4121-3-18 (Administrative Appeals) and Ohio Admin. Code 4121-15-03 (Standard of Conduct for Bureau and Commission employees).
The proposed amendment to Ohio Admin.Code 4121-3-18(B)(4) amends an appealing parties’ appeal deadline for parties electing to receive orders electronically.
Deb Bartoe joined Bugbee & Conkle’s workers’ compensation team in January of 2017. A Toledo native, Deb graduated in the top of her class at Waite High School before attending Owens Community College. She has since worked at a variety of law firms in the area before finding a home at Bugbee & Conkle, stating “I can honestly say that Bugbee & Conkle is my favorite out of all of them.Read more
In State ex rel. Sheets v. Indus. Comm., 2017-Ohio-1169, the claimant violated a work rule about a month before sustaining an injury at work. The company made its decision to terminate the claimant 3 days before the injury, which termination would become effective on the date of injury. The claimant’s physician disabled the claimant beginning on the date of injury. Administratively, the claimant requested temporary total compensation, which was granted by a DHO.Read more
In Clendendin v. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, 2017-Ohio-2830, the Ohio Supreme Court addressed whether a decision of the Commission finding the claimant’s injury returned to pre-injury level under R.C. 4123.54 is not appealable pursuant to R.C. 4123.512. During the administrative proceedings of the claim, the Bureau moved the Commission to “abate [the claimant’s] claim for substantial aggravation of preexisting dermatomyositis.Read more
On April 28, 2017, the safety community will acknowledge the death of those workers who have died on the job. We are reminded that the core reason for making safety a priority in our workplace is the possibility of death and serious injury. A leading cause of serious work related injuries and deaths in the workplace are falls. They are also one of the most preventable causes of work deaths and injuries.Read more
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