In Collins v. Interim Health Care of Columbus, 2014-Ohio-40, the claimant appealed additional conditions to the court pursuant to R.C. 4123.512. During the discovery phase of the case, the Bureau sent the claimant a global release for medical records, which she refused to sign. The trial court granted the Bureau’s motion to compel the claimant’s signature on the releases.Read more
Robert L. Solt, III, Robert P. King and Janelle M. Matuszak will present a Workers’ Comp Boot Camp seminar at the Employer’s Association January 29, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The seminar will focus on hot topics in Ohio Workers’ Compensation including the hearing process, investigating a workers’ compensation claim, voluntary abandonment, permanent total disability, settlements and more.Read more
The Industrial Commission has published its 2013 annual report on its website. The annual report contains information about customer service initiatives at the Commission, hearing activity among the various regional offices, and the Commission’s hearing performance. You can read the annual report by following this link to the Commission’s website.Read more
In Beaumont v. Kvaerner N. Am. Constr., 2013-Ohio-5847, the court of appeals examined whether an employer can raise a challenge to the allowance of conditions in a R.C. 4123.512 appeal, where the conditions were not appealed by the claimant. In this case, the employer challenged the disputed conditions by asserting a counter-claim in its answer to the claimant’s complaint.Read more
COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS SUBSTANTIAL AGGRAVATION DECISION
In Harrison v. Panera, 2013-Ohio-5338, the 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s decision, granting a claimant the right to participate in Ohio’s workers’ compensation law for a substantial aggravation claim.
The claimant suffered a shoulder sprain, which the employer certified.