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.