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Court Reverses Finding That Fired Worker Had Voluntarily Abandoned Employment

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 305 | 0 | 41 min read

An Ohio appellate court overturned a decision by the Industrial Commission finding a worker who had been fired was not entitled to temporary total disability benefits because a question remained as to whether he had voluntarily abandoned his employment. Case: State ex rel. Demellweek v. Industrial Commission, No. 16AP-874, 02/27/2018, published. Facts: Robert Demellweek worked for Lowe’s Home Centers, a self-insured employer. He injured his arm and shoulder while at work in October 2015. Demellweek later established the compensability of his injuries and began collecting benefits. Low...

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