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Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Loss-of-Use Benefits to Worker with Limited Use of Hand

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 0

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the denial of loss-of-use benefits to a worker with significant limitations to the functional use of his hand. Michael Block suffered injuries in December 2012 when he fell 35 feet from a roof onto concrete below. The Bureau of Workers' Compensation allowed Block's claim for several conditions, including injuries to his right wrist. After surgeries on his right wrist and years of treatment, Block, who is right-handed, requested that the Industrial Commission award him compensation for the loss of use of his right hand. Dr. Antony M. George reported Bloc...

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