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  • 10th District Court of Appeals Finds Radiculitis May Be a Compensable Condition

    In Ellis v. Columbus Developmental Center, 2018-Ohio-933, the claimant moved to allow her claim for lumbar radiculitis, as well as lumbar disc herniations at two levels.  Administratively, the Commission denied the claimant’s motion, leading the claimant to appeal to court pursuant to R.C. 4123.512.

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  • Ninth District Court of Appeals Holds Modification of a Parking Brake Amounts to Removal of a Safety Guard

    In Seaton v. City of Willoughby, 2018-Ohio-77, an employee of the City of Willoughby, who was an operator of an asphalt roller, died while working on a paving project to patch potholes.  While parked on a hill, the asphalt roller unexpectedly began to roll down a hill, causing the employee to jump off the roller.  The employee hit his head and he subsequently died from his injuries.  The administrator of his estate filed a wrongful death action.

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  • Supreme Court Holds Claimants Must Give Notice of Settlements in Subrogation Cases

    On April 19, 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court decided a very important case for self-insured employers who have subrogation rights under R.C. 4123.931.  In Bur. of Work. Comp. v. Verlinger, 2018-Ohio-148, the claimant filed a workers’ compensation claim for injuries arising from an automobile accident.  Initially, the Bureau denied the claim.  After referral to the Commission, a district hearing officer disallowed the claim.

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  • Bugbee & Conkle Congratulates Tybo Alan Wilhelms for a 42 Year Career with the Firm

    We are proud to announce that Tybo Alan Wilhelms will retire from his law practice at Bugbee & Conkle on June 1, 2018.
    Mr. Wilhelms is a proud Michigan State University alumni and Spartan fan. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo Law School in 1976 and has defended employers in state, federal and appeals courts with Bugbee & Conkle continuously since then.

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  • Carl Habekost Co-Presents “Handling the Aftermath of an OSHA Inspection” Workshop

    Last chance to register for this FREE 4 hour workshop May 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in Holland, Ohio.  You’ve been inspected, now what? This workshop explores how to best handle the informal conference process, abatement of citations, follow up inspections, and litigation. Register here.

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