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Claimant Must Establish A Causal Relationship Between Allowed Conditions and Disability

In State ex rel. Staples The Office Superstore East, Inc., 2013-Ohio-4339, the Court of Appeals emphasized that conditions that are bases for disability must be allowed conditions in the claim. This claim was allowed for left fibular fracture and peroneal tendonitis, left side. Claimant’s physician restricted her to sedentary employment due to developed low back pain. Since the employer could not accommodate seated work, the attending physician completed C-84 and Medco-14 forms for TTD compensation. The attending physician’s medical records noted low back pain as the source of disability and work restrictions, yet the C-84 forms note only the allowed left ankle conditions.  A writ of mandamus was issued vacating the award of temporary total disability compensation. Read the entire case here.

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