Temporary Total Cases: Abandonment of Employment — Quit Job (Supreme Court)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Supreme Court)

Temporary Total: Abandonment of Employment — Quit Job

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Bilaver, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (2/10/11)

Worker who quit his job abandoned his employment and was barred from temporary total. There was no evidence that he had taken another job, which would have reinstated his eligibility for temporary total.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Hildebrand, State ex rel. v. Wingate Transport, Inc. (1/22/15)

Injured worker who quit job for personal reasons, unrelated to the injury, after his doctor released him to return to modified duty voluntarily abandoned his employment and became ineligible for temporary total.

Vote: 6-1
Opinion by: Per Curiam

James, State ex rel. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Temporary Total: Evidence supported Commission decision that injured worker who left his employment of injury to seek other employment, was later fired by his new employer for excessive absenteeism (unrelated to the injury) and never returned to work after that, had abandoned his employment and therefore lost eligibility for temporary total compensation.

Vote: 6-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam