Amputation, Loss of Use Cases: Ankylosis (Supreme Court)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Supreme Court)

Amputation, Loss of Use: Ankylosis

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ABF Freight Sys., Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (7/31/02)

Where none of the medical reports found total stiffness of thumb, Commission improperly made award for loss of use of thumb based on ankylosis.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Meissner, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (2/6/02)

Claimant suffered ankylosis (total stiffness) of the tip of his right ring finger. Under R.C. 4123.57(B), Commission properly made award for loss of use of one-third of finger, statute did not require award for loss of use of two-thirds of finger.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Miller, State ex rel. v. Armstrong Air Conditioning (12/27/00)

Injured worker who suffers ankylosis of the toes is eligible for loss of use award, but must prove that the ankylosis caused a total loss of use to receive the award.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Riter, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (3/7/01)

Ankylosis of thumb’s IP joint does not render thumb useless and does not entitle claimant to award for total loss of use of thumb.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Timmerman Truss, Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (6/9/04)

Commission order granting award for loss of use of hand must consider evidence of post-injury activities in determining whether award is appropriate.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam