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Court Upholds Denial of PTD for Elderly Worker

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 116 | 0 | 7 min read

An Ohio appellate court ruled that a septuagenarian was not entitled to permanent total disability benefits despite evidence that she did not have marketable skills for sedentary work. Case: State ex rel. Denton v. Industrial Commission, No. 18AP-100, 08/08/2019, published. Facts and procedural history: Patricia Denton suffered compensable injuries in 1993 and 2007. In 2015, she filed for permanent total disability benefits. She was 73 and she had not worked in some four years. A staff hearing officer denied the application, finding Denton could perform light-duty work ...

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