Most workers’ compensation practitioners know that a voluntary abandonment from employment may be the basis for termination of temporary total disability compensation (“TTC”). Essentially, voluntary abandonment amounts to any action undertaken by the claimant, which results in his/her removal from the workforce, such as resignation, retirement, discharge, or incarceration, and which is unrelated to the work injury.Read more
View our professional photos from the seminar as well as fun themed background photos from the photo booth!Read more
Are you new to the world of workers’ compensation? Experienced workers’ compensation attorney Janelle Matuszak presents a free 60 minute webinar breaking down Ohio workers’ compensation basics. Part 1 of this webinar series includes discussions on: the hearing process, common compensation and disability issues, permanent total disability, and more. Watch Part 1 of Workers’ Compensation Basics for Beginners below.Read more
Attorneys Carl Habekost and Dana Quick discuss the hot topic on every employer’s mind right now, sexual harassment in the workplace. This free 60 minute webinar covers it all, including the legal definition of sexual harassment, how to recognize it, how to handle complaints and investigations, prevention, training, and culture. Watch the full webinar below.Read more
At the beginning of the month, we circulated the video clip above from the movie the Santa Clause, in which Santa falls off a roof and appears to sustain injuries. We posed the question: does Santa have a compensable workers’ compensation claim in Ohio? We received several interesting responses, which reflect the difficulty in analyzing what appears to be a simple claim.
The starting point in the analysis is R.C. 4123.
The 2017 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at the Shops at Fallen Timbers. Mark Barnes will participate once again in this annual event to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Mark has been the top fundraiser for the Toledo area Jingle Bell Run in the past, raising over $20,000 in donations and gifts.Read more