Back to the baseline-terminating payments for a substantial aggravation

In 2006 the Ohio legislature changed the law regarding allowances for pre-existing conditions that are aggravated by a work injury.  Specifically, the legislature amended O.R.C. 4123.01 to require that in order to be compensable, the pre-existing condition must have been "substantially aggravated" by the work injury.  A substantial aggravation must be documented by "objective diagnostic findings, objective … Continue reading Back to the baseline-terminating payments for a substantial aggravation

Bill To Bar Undocumented Workers From Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits Introduced In Ohio

On October 11, 2017 State Representatives Bill Seitz and Larry Householder introduced a bill to the Ohio legislature that would prevent anyone not legally residing in the United States from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. H.B. 380 provides that an employer would be liable for damages suffered as the result of the injury only if an … Continue reading Bill To Bar Undocumented Workers From Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits Introduced In Ohio

It Happened At Work…Why Isn’t It A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Most people assume that any injury that occurs at work always results in a compensable workers’ compensation claim. While that’s true the overwhelming majority of the time, it isn’t always the case in Ohio.  As Ohio’s Second Appellate District Court noted last week in White v. Buehrer, 2nd Dist. Montgomery No. 27295, 2017-Ohio-8254, one exception … Continue reading It Happened At Work…Why Isn’t It A Workers’ Compensation Claim?