Why You Need To Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Claims Using More Than an SI-42

First, a disclaimer.  The first case I'm about to discuss is from California.  Fortunately (from a defense attorney's perspective at least) I don't practice in California.  I get the impression that a California employee can have a cause of action (and apparently even a workers' compensation claim) for their boss looking at them the wrong way. However, when … Continue reading Why You Need To Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Claims Using More Than an SI-42

How to get part of the employer’s trial expenses reimbursed by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.512(D) employers are entitled to reimbursement for the stenographic costs of depositions taken of a physician which is introduced at trial. That pertinent part of that section reads: “The bureau of workers' compensation shall pay the cost of the stenographic deposition filed in court and of copies of the stenographic deposition … Continue reading How to get part of the employer’s trial expenses reimbursed by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

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?

Ohio Supreme Court Proposes Allowing Plaintiffs To Videotape Defense Medical Examinations

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering revising Civil Rule 35 to allow plaintiffs to record defense medical exams. See page 4 of the following link http://bit.ly/2hEVzh8.  The period for public comment ends on November 22, 2017. For those of us on the defense side, this poses a serious concern.  In my mind it is fundamentally unfair.  Other … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court Proposes Allowing Plaintiffs To Videotape Defense Medical Examinations