Workers' Compensation

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Ohio: Claimant Suffers Compensable Aggravation During Routine Act of Cleansing After Toilet Use
Posted on 19 Jul 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

An Ohio appellate court found that Ohio’s Industrial Commission acted within its discretion with it determined that the ordinarily daily activity of cleansing after using the toilet, which resulted in the exacerbation of the claimant's allowed... Read More

Washington: Reopening Case Doomed Where No Objective Medical Evidence Indicated Worsening of Condition
Posted on 1 Feb 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Washington appellate court affirmed the dismissal of an employee’s application to reopen her workers’ compensation claim, reiterating that under Wash. Rev. Code § 51.32.160(1)(a), the employee must not only show a worsening of her condition... Read More

Wyoming: TTD Awarded Beyond Statute’s 4-Year Time Frame
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Generally speaking, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 27-14-605(b) and (c) provide that an employee’s right to receive TTD benefits ceases four years after the injury, although the employee may be awarded medical benefits beyond that time period. Where an... Read More

Washington: Reopening of Claim Allowed Since Employee Suffered Aggravation of Old Injury, Not New One
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Washington appellate court affirmed a decision that allowed the reopening of an employee’s workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury he suffered while working for his previous employer. The appellate court held that on the record presented... Read More