Amputation, Loss of Use Cases: Vision, Loss of (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Amputation, Loss of Use: Vision, Loss of

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Autozone, Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (6/13/06)

Claimant who suffers loss of use of lens in eye is entitled to award for 100% loss of vision in that eye.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Travis
Appellate District: 10

Beyer, State ex rel. v. Autoneum N. Am., Inc. (5/1/18)

Evidence, including medical report of loss of vision and table converting loss of vision to percentage, established injured worker’s right to award for 35% loss of vision.

Vote: 3-o
Opinion by: Luper Schuster
Appellate District:
 10

Dolgencorp, Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (12/15/09)

Corneal transplant surgery is corrective, not restorative. Therefore, loss of vision must be calculated without considering effect of surgery.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Sadler
Appellate District: 10

Gidley, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (10/20/05)

R.C. 4123.57(B) compensation may be paid for loss of vision caused by a psychiatric condition; nothing limits R.C. 4123.57(B) compensation to only situations where there is a physical cause for loss of vision.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Brown
Appellate District: 10

Smith, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (3/13/12)

Award for total loss of vision or hearing does not require findings demonstrating 100 percent loss. Commission can grant award for total loss of vision or hearing based on practical application of data demonstrating less than 100 percent loss.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge French
Appellate District: 10