2001 Ohio Workers’ Compensation News

2001 Ohio Workers’ Compensation News

Administrative

December, 2001

  • Our rates page lists the rates paid for workers’ compensation awards in 2002.

Court

December, 2001

  • A Court of Appeals found the subrogation statute in effect from 1993 to 1995 unconstitutional. Read more >>

Court

November, 2001

  • The Supreme Court held all workers with dust-induced occupational diseases eligible for the change of occupation award. Read more >>

Court

October, 2001

  • Update on challenge to the constitutionality of Amended Substitute House Bill 122 filed in Ohio Supreme Court. All briefs filed by October 15, 2001. Read more >>

Court

October, 2001

  • The Supreme Court decided two cases which clarify that an injured worker who has not abandoned the job market remains eligible for temporary total, whatever caused them to leave their job of injury. Read more >>

Court

September, 2001

  • Update on challenge to the constitutionality of Amended Substitute House Bill 122 filed in Ohio Supreme Court. Briefs opposing law filed on or before September 6, 2001. Read more >>

Court

September, 2001

  • The Supreme Court decided that an injured worker fired based on an unwritten work rule remains eligible for temporary total. Read more >>

Court

September, 2001

  • The Supreme Court determined that the Commission properly calculated wage loss by applying a bonus only to the weeks for which the bonus was earned. Read more >>

Court

August, 2001

  • The Ohio Supreme Court found the method used to fund the MCO system constitutional. Read more >>

Court

July, 2001

  • Update on status of Ohio Supreme Court challenge to the constitutionality of Amended Substitute House Bill 122. Read more >>

Court

July, 2001

  • The Ohio Supreme Court declared the workers’ compensation subrogation statute unconstitutional. Read more >>

Administrative

June, 2001

  • The BWC will make claims examiners’ notes for claims filed on or after June 1, 2001 available over the internet. The BWC will not provide access to notes for claims filed before June 1, 2001.These notes can be viewed from the BWC’s web site. Only individuals authorized to view information about a claim will have access to these notes.

Court

May, 2001

  • Supreme Court rules that an injured worker only loses temporary total eligibility when they voluntarily abandon the entire job market. Read more >>

Court

May, 2001

  • Update on status of Ohio Supreme Court challenge to the constitutionality of Amended Substitute House Bill 122. Read more >>

Court

May, 2001

  • A Court of Appeals’ Magistrate found that medical treatment that produces a temporary benefit can be reasonably necessary to treat an injury and ruled that the Commission improperly denied medical treatment because it would not provide “lasting benefits.” Read more >>

Court

April, 2001

  • The Ohio AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers filed a case in the Ohio Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of Amended Substitute House Bill 122. Read more >>

Court

March, 2001

  • Where the VSSR code requires the employer to provide safety equipment, the employer must make equipment available. Safety equipment not at job site was not available and a VSSR occurred. Read more >>

Court

February, 2001

  • Supreme Court finds psychiatric injury caused by injury to co-worker compensable. Read more >>

Administrative

January, 2001

  • Our rates page lists the rates paid for workers’ compensation awards in 2001.