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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Denial of TTC to Retired Employee

The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision in State ex rel. Rouan v. Indus. Comm., last month making it clear that employees who retire, and thereby remove themselves from the workforce, for reasons unrelated to their workers’ compensation claims are ineligible to receive Temporary Total Compensation. ("TTC").

Patricia Rouan, a social services inspector for Mahoning County, hurt her leg at work on May 24, 2004. She received Temporary Total Disability compensation benefits through May 15, 2005, at which time the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation ("BWC") terminated her benefits. On June 1, 2005, the BWC issued an order stating …

Recent Ohio Supreme Court Decision Represents Key Victory for Ohio Employers

On December 20, 2007, the Supreme Court of Ohio released its decision in Bickers v. Western & Southern Life Insurance Company, which expressly limits the Court’s previous holding in Coolidge v. Riverdale Local School District. In Coolidge, the Supreme Court held that an employer could not terminate an employee who was receiving temporary total disability compensation on the basis of absenteeism or inability to work, when the absence or inability to work is directly related to an allowed medical condition in his or her workers’ compensation claim. 

As a result of the Coolidge decision, many Ohio employers were …

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