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

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Supreme Court)

Amputation, Loss of Use: Vision, Loss of

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Autozone, Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (2/21/08)

Doctor’s opinion that claimant is “legally blind” is evidence to support award for loss of sight in eye.

Vote: 4-3
Opinion by: Pfeifer

Baker, State ex rel. v. Coast to Coast Manpower, L.L.C. (6/9/11)

Commission did not abuse its discretion denying loss of vision award where cataract surgery corrected vision and uncorrected vision never reached threshhold of 25%; surgical removal of cornea does not require loss of vision award.

Vote: 3-3, 1 concurs separately
Opinion by: Lundberg Stratton

Gen. Elec. Corp., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (11/3/04)

Worker who receives corneal lens implants remains entitled to award for total loss of vision because award for loss of vision is based on uncorrected vision.

Vote: 6-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, State ex rel. v. Thomas (7/13/10)

Commission did not abuse its discretion in granting loss of vision award based on pre-injury vision which had been corrected by a corneal transplant.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Smith, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (2/18/14)

Evidence indicating that injured worker suffered loss of brain stem functioning which prevented him from being able to process visual and auditory signals did not support R.C. 4123.57 award for loss of vision and hearing.

Vote: 4-3
Opinion by: Per Curiam