CKG Supreme Court Victories

Ryan v. Connor (1986), 12 Ohio St. 3d 406

Reverses prior Court decisions and recognizes for the first time that physical injuries resulting
solely from emotional stress are compensable under the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Act


State ex rel. Jones v. Conrad, 92 Ohio St. 3d 398, 2001-Ohio-207

Requires Employers and the BWC to strictly comply with the law that states
written notice must be given to a Claimant if the Employer or BWC tries to
withdraw from a signed settlement agreement


State ex rel. Johnson v. OhIo Bur. Of Workers’ Comp., 92 Ohio St. 3d 463, 2001-Ohio-1284

The death of a Claimant does not permit the BWC to deny a signed settlement agreement when the BWC has failed to process that agreement in a reasonable time


State ex rel. Alcoa Bldg. Products v. Indus. Comm, 102 Ohio St. 3d 341, 2004-Ohio-1805

A  claimant does not have to suffer an absolute loss of use of a limb to be eligible for an
amputation  award; a claimant merely needs to have lost the use of that limb for all
practical intents and purposes


State ex rel. Kincaid v. Allen Refractories Co., 114 Ohio St. 3d 129, 2007-Ohio-3758

A 100% loss of vision awarded under the permanent partial statutes requires the
IC to make a finding that the claimant is also permanently and totally disabled
as a matter of law.