Temporary Total Cases: Return to Employment (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Temporary Total: Return to Employment

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Best Buy Stores, State ex rel. v. Hawkins (2/5/04)

Claimant’s activities at school did not disqualify her from temporary total. Claimant was not paid for the activities and the activities were not inconsistent with the limitations resulting from the injury.

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

Couch, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (6/22/06)

Claimant who engaged in activities which constituted work was not entitled to receipt of temporary total compensation.

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

Kemp, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (1/24/08)

Determination of whether payments for caring for a disabled adult in injured worker’s home barred temporary total required determination of whether payments were compensation for work (which would bar temporary total) or reimbursements for living expenses (which would not bar temporary total).

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