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Woman Abandoned Workforce by Failing to Look for Job

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 513 | 0 | 0 min read

An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker who made repeated unsuccessful claims for permanent total disability benefits for over a decade had foreclosed her eligibility by voluntarily abandoning the workforce. Case: State ex rel. Patterson v. Industrial Commission, No. 16AP-786, 12/21/2017, published. Facts: Leona Patterson worked as a bus driver for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, a self-insured employer. She suffered multiple injuries in an on-the-job accident in March 1992, and again in April 2000. Patterson never returned to work after the April 2000 accident. Proce...

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