Permanent Total Cases: Disability Factors (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Permanent Total: Disability Factors

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Combs, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (12/14/10)

Commission cannot deny permanent total because of failure to pursue rehabilitation without considering effect of injured worker’s possible illiteracy and low intellectual functioning.

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

Humility of Mary Health Partners, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (10/27/15)

When Commission awards permanent total because the allowed conditions render the injured worker incapable of working it does not need to consider disability factors and there is no need for the Commission to consider whether injured worker should have pursued vocational rehabilitation.

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