Manor Care, a self-insured employer, paid and continues to pay permanent total disability (“PTD”) compensation to two claimants, beginning in the mid-1990s. The claimants also received Disabled Worker Relief Fund (“DWRF”) benefits, which is a benefit designed to supplement the monthly income of PTD recipients, whose combined PTD benefits and social security disability compensation fall below the minimum set forth in R.C. 4123.413.Read more
Industrial Commission to Expand Hearing Docket in December
Beginning on Monday, December 14, 2020, the Ohio Industrial Commission will begin adding a 4:00pm hour to some dockets to more efficiently eliminate the backlog of claims that has developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
The Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission (OSHRC) rendered 2 decisions recently on the issue of machine guarding under 29 C.F.R. 1910.212(a)(1).