Injury Cases: Evidence (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Injury: Evidence

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.

Bales v. Miami Univ. (11/13/07)

Where decision allowing injured worker’s claim is supported by some competent, credible evidence, a reviewing court will not reverse the decision.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Young
Appellate District: 12

Bennett v. Goodremonts, Inc. (3/18/11)

Worker who failed to claim specific injury or provide medical evidence to show proximate cause with claimed neck/back injury is not entitled to participate.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Osowik
Appellate District: 6

Choate v. Tranet, Inc. (7/6/04)

Trial court properly granted directed verdict for employer where injured worker presented no medical evidence that work caused back injury.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Walsh
Appellate District: 12

Collins v. Admr., Bur. of Workers’ Comp. (10/22/07)

Medical evidence supported jury verdict allowing injured worker to participate for lumbosacral strain/lumbar sprain.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Young
Appellate District: 12

Davis v. Johnson Controls Battery Group, Inc. (5/8/09)

Doctor’s opinion that work was a contributing factor provided sufficient evidence of proximate cause.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Handwork
Appellate District: 6

Plotner v. Family Dollar Stores (8/8/08)

Medical evidence supported jury finding that injured worker suffered condition sought in additional allowance. Difference in terminology between condition sought and condition medical evidence supported was due to poor drafting of condition sought, not evidence that a different condition was proved than that sought.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Skow
Appellate District: 6

Rogers v. Ohio Bur. of Workers’ Comp. (1/16/04)

Evidence did not establish causal connection between claimed arthritis condition and work-related injury.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Young
Appellate District: 2

Salyers v. Buehrer (10/30/15)

Medical evidence that incident either directly injured or substantially aggravated a pre-existing injury is not sufficient to establish the injured worker’s right to participate because it does not satisfy the statutory requirement for allowance of a “substantial aggravation” and also does not establish that the injury was “more likely than not” the result of direct causation.

Vote: 2-0, 1 concurs in part and dissents in part
Opinion by: Judge DeWine
Appellate District: 1

Smith v. Conrad (4/26/04)

Evidence supported decision to deny workers’ compensation claim.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge Valen
Appellate District: 12