Death: Dependent’s Estate
Select the case name to read the decision on the Ohio Supreme Court’s web site. For other issues, see our topic index to Ohio workers’ compensation decisions.
Only dependent, not estate, is entitled to pursue allowance if claim has not been filed before employee’s death.
Opinion by: Judge Cannon
Appellate District: 11
Dependent entitled to payment of permanent partial compensation which would have been paid to spouse had spouse lived; however, estate of dependent is not entitled to payments which would have been made to spouse after dependent died.
Opinion by: Judge Sadler
Appellate District: 10
Dependant’s death claim, which had not been allowed, is abated by death of claimed dependent.
Opinion by: Judge Edwards
Appellate District: 5