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Jury Need Not Accept Alleged Date of Injury to Find Injury Was Compensable

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 336 | 0 | 0 min read

An Ohio appellate court ruled that a jury was properly instructed that it could find a worker’s back injury to be compensable without finding that the injury had occurred on the specific date he alleged. Case: Cook v. Administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, No. CA2017-01-004, 07/17/2017, published. Facts and Procedural History: Ricky Cook worked as a painter for Rizzo Bros., a commercial painting company. While painting a stairway in a dorm at Miami University on July 3, 2014, Cook claims he experienced a loud “pop” in his back. Later that week, Cook al...

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