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Monthly Archives: May 2017
  • Employee Spotlight: Deb Bartoe

    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.

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  • Court Of Appeals Finds Pre-Injury Decision To Terminate Employment May Preclude Payment Of TTD Compensation.

    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.

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  • Commission Proposes Amendments to Rules

    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.

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  • Supreme Court Determines Decisions Regarding Return to Pre-Injury Level Under R.C. 4123.54 is Mandamus Issue

    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.

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