VSSR Cases: Inferences (Supreme Court)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Supreme Court)

VSSR: Inferences

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Shelly Co., State ex rel. v. Steigerwald (2/17/09)

When making VSSR award, Commission is permitted to draw inferences from post-accident evidence and has substantial leeway in evaluating evidence and drawing inferences.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Per Curiam

Supreme Bumpers, Inc., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (12/24/02)

Court does not require direct evidence of VSSR and, in making its decision, the Commission is permitted to rely on its common sense and draw reasonable inferences.

Vote: 6-0, 1 concurs in judgment only
Opinion by: Justice Resnick