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Claimant Wins Substantial Aggravation Claim

In Harrison v. Panera, 2013-Ohio-5338, a claimant with an allowed shoulder claim moved the Commission to additionally allow substantial aggravation of preexisting arthritis and impingement syndrome. Although the claimant lost the additional conditions administratively, the claimant prevailed in a bench trial.  The claimant’s physician testified range of motion tests, pain measurements, and review of pre-injury and post injury x-rays demonstrated the work injury caused substantial aggravation.  The court of appeals found the above tests were sufficient objective findings under the statute to support the substantial aggravation claim.  Click here to read more.

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