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Court Dodges Hearsay Issue for Medical Opinions, Upholds Award to Welder

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 619 | 0 | 2 min read

An Ohio appellate court upheld a jury's finding that a welder was entitled to workers' compensation benefits for the aggravation of a neck condition caused by his repetitive head motion to lower the face shield on his welding helmet without taking sides in a split among the appellate districts over the admissibility of medical opinions from non-testifying doctors.  Case: Woods v. Bureau of Workers' Compensation, No. 26561, 01/22/2016, published. Facts: Willard Woods worked as a welder for the Dayton-Phoenix Group. While at work, Woods wore a welding helmet, which was constru...

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