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Commission Properly Vacates Loss-of-Use Award for Worker With Incomplete Paraplegia

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 | 0

An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker with incomplete paraplegia was not entitled to a loss-of-use award for his legs when he retained at least some ability to walk. Case: State ex rel. Ottinger v. B&B Wrecking & Excavation Inc., No. 19AP-745, 05/25/2023, published. Facts and procedural history: Billy Ottinger worked for B&B Wrecking & Excavation Inc. He suffered injuries in a fall from a roof in June 2018. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation allowed Ottinger’s claim for multiple injuries, including incomplete paraplegia. According to Ottinger’s phys...

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