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Workers' Compensation

Ohio: Nurse Injured as She Walked to CPR Class Should Recover Benefits

A nurse, who sustained injuries when she fell in a pedestrian crossing as she returned to a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (“CPR”) training class, after retrieving forgotten class materials from her car, should recover workers’ compensation benefits, held an Ohio appellate court. The court indicated that under the standard set by Ohio Rev. Code § 4123.512, the trial court correctly found that her injuries were incurred during the course and scope of the employment. CPR certification was required for continued employment as a nurse. The employer offered the classes to its employees free of charge and paid them their normal wage while attending classes. The employer received a benefit in that a well-trained staff helped the employer better serve its customers.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is the co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Rees v. University Hosps., 2017-Ohio–1372, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 1423 (Apr. 20, 2017)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 13.02.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law