Workers’ compensation expenses present a heavy burden for many companies. Our mission is to provide the necessary risk management and litigation counsel so you can make informed decisions for the future of your company. Our commitment to you is to provide this counsel in an efficient and cost-conscious way.
As a practice group, our focus is to help you promote workplace safety while managing the impact that occupational injuries and diseases have on your bottom line. To achieve this, we promote proactive risk management practices and the aggressive defense of allegations made against your company.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in assisting employers in eliminating the waste, fraud and abuse that influence your workers’ compensation costs. We not only quarterback accident investigations with employers, adjusters and independent investigators, but we work closely with medical clinicians to understand the medical issues that affect your business. When necessary, we can conduct privileged accident investigations to manage proactively situations as they arise. Further, as an important part of the management of your workplace, our lawyers can also provide counsel in the cross-over areas of wrongful discharge, FMLA compliance, light duty programs, and the interplay of the ADA.
We have provided services in the retail and hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and transportation industries. Our clients also include cities and local municipalities.
In addition to the wide range of services provided directly to our employer clients, we are often called upon by medical providers, third-party administrators and insurance carrier clients for counsel with respect to their role in the workers’ compensation systems of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. For our medical provider clients, we assist in the retention of certification status. For our third-party administrator and insurance carrier clients, we provide complimentary legal updates and training, and partner with them to provide the case management consultations needed to manage actuarially an employer’s workers’ compensation experience.
Because all workers’ compensation and occupational safety programs are a creature of governmental regulation, our lawyers are also called upon to provide policy guidance concerning industry trends and legislative activities that are expected to change the landscape for your business. These initiatives include legislative counsel, safety code compliance, management of extent of disability issues, and the creation of programs that solidify recognized affirmative defenses.
As even in the safest work environments, serious accidents do occur, our multi-state team focuses on early involvement in all aspects of catastrophic and permanent disability matters. Our lawyers work collaboratively with the employers, carriers/TPA, opposing counsel and, in unrepresented situations, the injured worker's advocate throughout the entire life of the case, providing practical advice for our clients beyond the initial medical care/benefit point, assisting with arrangements concerning palliative care, mobility and accessibility details. Our attorneys spearhead the coordination of these services with employers, carriers and vendors to ensure services are timely provided and cost-contained. In the worst of cases, our lawyers are skilled counselors in defending and negotiating death benefit cases.
Our practice group includes lawyers who have been ranked at the top of their profession by peer ranking services, and specialists in the field of workers’ compensation law by the Ohio Supreme Court. Our lawyers are also set apart by their past experiences as human resources and risk managers, as well as hearing officers for the Ohio Industrial Commission.
We provide a number of workers’ compensation-related services to our clients, including:
- Defense of classification and premium audits.
- Hearings before the:
- Ohio BWC’s Adjudicating Committee and Administrator’s Designee;
- Ohio Industrial Commission;
- Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims;
- Single Hearing Officer of the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board
- Intentional tort and retaliation claims.
- Negotiation of settlements and preparation of settlement documents, including Medicare Set-Aside arrangements
- OSHA standards, complaints, responses, and inspections.
- Self-insured applications, letter of credit, audits and complaints.
- Subrogation and third-party claims.
- Violations of specific safety requirement claims (VSSR).
- Jury trials.
- Mandamus actions in the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals.
- Appeals to the:
- Ohio Courts of Appeal and the Ohio Supreme Court;
- Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board;
- Kentucky Court of Appeals and Supreme Court;
- Full Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board
- Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court
- Defense and prosecution of lien subrogation or worker’s compensation reimbursement requests.
- We provide counsel and representation in catastrophic, permanent disability and death benefit claims throughout Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
Our group distinguishes itself from our competition in the following ways:
- Proactive claim assessment: Upon receipt of the defense of a claim, we will acknowledge assignment of the file immediately and thereafter set out to provide a comprehensive initial status report on the claim within 30 days. The initial status report will detail the administrative history of the case, summarize the medical records received, outline the particulars of the issues presented, familiarize our client with the venue of the action and set out our recommendations for further claim handling.
- Geographic reach for efficient service. Our multiple offices located throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana give us the distinctive advantage to serve our clients' workers' compensation needs more efficiently without incurring unnecessary travel costs for our client.
- Flexibility of file handling. We provide services tailored to our client's individual needs, from providing legal representation at a single administrative hearing to a complete claim defense, both through administrative litigation and in the court system.
- Enhanced client communication services. Our firm's technological advances have allowed us to link directly with our clients' claim databases. In these instances we can view the employer's internal handling of the claim and, where permitted, can enter our risk management recommendations and handling reports directly. Where otherwise requested, all status reports are forwarded to the client via e-mail so that electronic merger of the exchanged information is accomplished easily.
- Flexible billing alternatives. While we can certainly handle matters on a traditional hourly basis, we are also amenable to alternative billing arrangements, such as flat fee per case, flat fee annual retainer, and flat fee per hearing.
- Risk management consultations. Our attorneys are available to provide risk management consultations with our clients, on such issues as proper claims investigation and handling, case law updates, educational seminars, etc. These services are provided on a complimentary basis to assist our clients in improving their in-house workers' compensation programs.
Click here to download a copy of our Ohio Workers' Compensation Map.
Click here to download a copy of our Summary of Workers' Compensation Law - Kentucky.
Click here to download a copy of our Summary of Workers' Compensation Law - Ohio.
Click here to download a copy of our Summary of Workers' Compensation Law - Indiana.
Honors & Recognitions
Reminger is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® awarded the firm with a number of national and regional rankings. In addition, our Workers' Compensation Law Practice Group was ranked as Metropolitan Columbus Tier 1 for 2020.
Representative Clients: ADP-Totalsource, Inc., ArcBest Corporation, Dollar General Corporation, Marriott International, Inc., Macy’s, MillerCoors, Old Castle Materials, Pepsi Americas, Swift Transportation, The Shelly Company
Insurance Carriers/TPAs: AIG, ESIS, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Hartford Insurance, Helmsman Management Services, Inc., Kentucky Employer Safety Association, Liberty Mutual, Sedgwick CMS, Westfield Insurance Company
“I recommend Reminger attorneys; I think they are exceptionally wonderful to work with. They have been really responsive, knowledgeable, professional and polite. Additionally, the cost for the work they have performed has been a great value. Reminger has given great options for file resolution as case facts develop. They really met and exceeded my expectations frequently. Above all, they are wonderful people that I am also glad to call my friends”.
-Sarah, Senior Claims Specialist
“I think that Reminger’s Workers’ Compensation lawyers are top notch. They have always been responsive, even when there is an unpleasant problem. Their service is excellent.”
-Cathy, Workers' Compensation Specialist
"I can’t say enough about Reminger’s performance on our workers’ comp. claims. Their aggressive and thoughtful handling of claims allows us to achieve a large number of permanent settlements.”
-Mi Mi, Senior Claim Adjuster
"After working with the Reminger firm for several years, I would never even consider referring a workers’ compensation claim to anyone else in Kentucky."
-Joyce, Workers' Compensation Specialist
“I can’t say enough about the quality of services that I receive from Mark Bush and Stephanie Ross of your Fort Mitchell office. Simply, they are awesome. They are always helpful and find answers to my questions.”
-Sheryl, Claims Examiner
"Stephanie always provides timely reports and gives me the information I need, she is terrific! Stephanie is also makes herself available to help me with any questions I might have.”
-Amy, Senior Claims Specialist
“On this self-insured retail account, I deal primarily with Samantha Steelman of Reminger’s Ft. Mitchell office. She is terrific. I would even say awesome.”
-Elizabeth, Workers' Compensation Resolution Manager
"I appreciate working with all of the attorneys at Reminger, especially Taylor Knight. She stays on top of our claims and keeps us involved, and is diligent.”
- Mona, Workers' Comp Coordinator
- Jul 2020Ohio Industrial Commission
Claimant sought VSSR award as a result of a forklift incident. The claim for additional benefits was denied after hearing, as was a motion for rehearing. No mandamus appeal.
- Oct 29, 2019, Favorable JudgmentOhio Industrial Commission
Represented Plaintiff in pursuit of a VSSR award for an occupational accident caused by faulty equipment.
- Oct 2, 2019, After oral argument, the negative award was affirmed.Full Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana
Injured worker appealed negative award that she take nothing away from her application for benefits on the basis that her injuries did not arise out of or were incurred within the course of employment to the 7 members of the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board.
- Sep 19, 2019, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant alleged both acute injury and cumulative trauma injury to knee. Defense counsel presented testimony from the claims adjuster refuting the claimant’s account and testimony from the treating physician rebutting cumulative trauma claim, resulting in complete dismissal.
- Jul 16, 2019, Partial Disability AwardKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant was a 72-year-old woman who had worked as a machine operator for the defendant for 33 years prior to sustaining a work-related hip fracture, requiring surgery and resulting in a claim for PTD benefits. Through effective cross-examination concerning the basis for claimant’s failure to return to work post-surgery, defense counsel limited claim to an award of PPD benefits based on a 2% impairment rating.
- Jun 28, 2019, Medical Fee Dispute SustainedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
In this post-award Medical Fee Dispute, the claimant underwent an extended hospital stay as a result of an ulcer allegedly related to an infection of hardware implanted after a work-related ankle injury. Defense counsel presented expert medical proof that the ulcer was a result of the claimant’s diabetes and not a hardware infection, resulting in a savings of more than $284,500 in disputed medical bills.
- Apr 24, 2019, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant alleged a work-related shoulder injury resulting in surgery. Working closely with the employer, defense counsel introduced testimony refuting the claimant’s account and secured a complete dismissal of the claim.
- Apr 15, 2019, Motion to Dismiss GrantedJohnson County Superior Court
Plaintiff alleged negligence against a warehousing entity for whom he was performing work on a forklift. Plaintiff was precluded from bringing a claim against the Defendant because it constituted a “joint employer” under Indiana’s Worker’s Compensation Law; thus, Plaintiff’s remedy was limited to worker’s compensation benefits through his staffing agency employer.
- Dec 14, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant sought TTD and permanent income and medical benefits as a result of an alleged thoracic injury from lifting at work. Defense counsel presented testimony from the employer and multiple other lay witnesses regarding claimant’s activities following the incident, resulting in a finding of a temporary strain with no award of additional benefits.
- Oct 8, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant sought permanent income and medical benefits as a result of a low back injury. Working closely with the employer, defense counsel introduced testimony refuting the claimant’s account, resulting in a finding of a temporary strain with no additional benefits awarded.
- Aug 23, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant sought TTD, PTD and medical benefits as a result of an alleged shoulder injury and total shoulder replacement. Defense counsel introduced medical evidence of a pre-existing condition and testimony from the employer undermining the claimant’s account, resulting in a complete dismissal.
- May 29, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant sought TTD, PTD and medical benefits as a result of a complicated infection allegedly arising out of a work-related fall and scratch. Defense counsel introduced medical records and testimony from multiple lay witnesses refuting the claimant’s counsel, resulting in a complete dismissal.
- May 18, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant sought TTD, PPD and medical benefits as a result of an alleged work-related shoulder injury. Defense counsel presented evidence undermining the claimant’s credibility, resulting in a complete dismissal of her claim.
- Apr 4, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant sought permanent income and medical benefits, including coverage of surgery, for an alleged work-related knee injury. Working closely with employer, defense counsel presented testimony undermining claimant’s account, resulting in a complete dismissal of her claim.
- Mar 30, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Claimant was seeking income and medical benefits, including chiropractic treatment, as a result of back pain following an incident. Defense was able to secure complete dismissal with favorable causation opinion from treating physician, avoiding expense of an IME.
- Feb 28, 2018, Defense VerdictMontgomery County Common Pleas
Defense of workers' compensation claim involving fusion surgery and permanent inability to work
- Dec 27, 2017, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant sought additional income and medical benefits as a result of a work-related lumbar injury. Defense counsel presented medical proof that her injury was only temporary, resulting in a dismissal of the claim.
- Sep 20, 2017, Medical Fee Dispute SustainedKentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Medical fee dispute resolved in favor of the carrier.
- Jul 10, 2017, Finding For DefendantFranklin
Defense of group sponsor of Ohio state-funded employers from Bureau’s application of a higher premium ratio.
- Jun 13, 2017, Defense VerdictFranklin
- Apr 2017, Defeated MotionOhio Industrial Commission
Successfully defeated a motion requesting a total loss of use of the claimant’s left arm, saving the Self-Insured Employer $191,025.
- Feb 26, 2017, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Claimant was seeking income and medical benefits for aggravation of a low back condition that resulted in a two-level lumbar fusion. Claim dismissed on the basis of defense evidence that contradicted Claimant’s testimony concerning a work-related injury and indicated Claimant had injured himself working on a project at home.
- Jan 20, 2017, Defense VerdictCuyahoga
Defense of workers’ compensation claim
- Dec 30, 2016, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Claimant was seeking income and medical benefits for conditions in her neck, shoulders and low back that resulted in bilateral shoulder surgeries. Claim dismissed on the basis of medical evidence presented by defense indicating Claimant’s condition was not work-related.
- Nov 9, 2016, Motion For Summary Judgment GrantedFranklin
Workers’ compensation right to participate appeal by Plaintiff
- Apr 26, 2016, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Claimant was seeking permanent income and medical benefits for an alleged cervical spine and upper extremity injury. Claim for permanency was dismissed, with claimant awarded only temporary total disability and medical benefits as previously voluntarily paid.
- Feb 29, 2016, Favorable Outcome10th Appellate Dist
Greg Youtsey v. Amanda Bent Bolt Co.
Prosecution of VSSR claim.
- Oct 23, 2015, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept. Workers’ Compensation
Claimant was seeking permanent total disability benefits as a result of alleged low back injury. Claim dismissed on the basis of lay and medical evidence presented by defense indicating Claimant’s condition was not work-related.
- Sep 30, 2015, Disallowance of shoulder claim; allowance for cervical disc protrusionAllen
Workers’ comp. defense on allowance of multiple conditions
- Aug 2015, Application for death benefits filed by a surviving widowOhio Industrial Commission
Successfully defeated a widow’s application for death benefits alleging death due to asbestos exposure saving the Self-Insured employer approximately $200,000.
- Jun 17, 2015, Defense VerdictFranklin
Trial of workers’ comp. appeal
- Jun 16, 2015, Denied, Court of Appeals Judgment affirmedOhio Supreme Court
State of Ohio ex. rel. Sherwood Lacroix v. Industrial Commission of Ohio and GMRI, Inc.
Plaintiff appealed adverse court of appeals decision re permanent total disability requests writ of mandamus to require Industrial Commission to issue order in his favor.
- In Re: Staffing Solutions SECalculated savings in excess of $200,000.
Defense of state-fund employer from BWC decision to exclude employer from group rating based on merger and resultant experience combination.
- In Re: Manheim IncReduced amount owed to less than $50,000.
Defense of state-fund employer against BWC audit seeking $600,000.00 in back premiums based on alleged misclassification of manual payroll.
- Judgment For Employer
Prosecution of employer's right to participate appeal to additional allowance of lumbar spondylosis, aggravation of pre-existing lumbar degenerative arthritis and herniated cervical disc.
- Priest v. Honeywell Inc.Judgment For Employer
Defense of injured worker’s right to participate appeal to denial of psychological conditions.
- Geddes v. FedEx Freight East, Inc.Judgment For Employer
Prosecution of employer's right to participate appeal on additional allowance of depression.
- In Re: Behr Dayton Thermal Products, LLC
Recovery of $1.4 Million from Ohio BWC based on breach of incentive contract between employer, Ohio BWC and Ohio Department of Development.
- Gerlach v. FedEx Freight East, Inc.Judgment For Employer
Defense of employer in injured workers' right to participate appeal to denial of original allowance of claim.
- State ex rel ABF Freight System Inc. v. Industrial Commission of OhioJudgment For Employer
Prosecution of employer action in mandamus to reverse loss of use award.
- Dec 18, 2014, ReversedKentucky Supreme Court
US Bank Home Mortg. v. Schrecker
Following oral argument by counsel, Kentucky Supreme Court reversed judge’s opinion awarding workers’ compensation benefits to claimant who was injured when a vehicle struck her while crossing a roadway during a work break. Defense successfully argued that even if the personal comfort doctrine would otherwise apply, the claimant’s impliedly prohibited route of travel took her outside normal coming and going activity.
- Jun 25, 2014, Plaintiff VerdictKY. Dept. of Claims
Prosecution of Plaintiff workers’ compensation claim for allowance of bilateral total knee arthroplasty
- Jun 4, 2014, No additional award grantedOhio Bureau of Workers’ Comp.
Defense of additional award for VSSR claim
- May 6, 2014, Plaintiff VerdictAshtabula
Defense of workers’ compensation claim.
- Apr 3, 2014, Finding For PlaintiffIndustrial Commission of OH (Franklin)
Prosecution of specific safety violations claim against employer
- Mar 31, 2014, Judgment Affirmed7th Appellate Dist
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v. Jeffrey McKinley, et al.
Plaintiff (Ohio BWC) appealed adverse trial court judgment in its assertion of subrogation lien of benefits paid by virtue of industrial accident
- Sep 25, 2013, Defense VerdictClark
Workers’ Comp allowance of appeal defense for ACL tear of left knee
- Sep 19, 2013, Defense VerdictHuron
Trial Defense of workers’ compensation allowance claim
- Sep 3, 2013, Finding For DefendantFranklin
Defense of group removal protest for self-insured employer as well as Bureau’s Order of combination of self-insured’s risk policies
- Apr 19, 2013, Plaintiff VerdictFranklin (Industrial Commission)
Workers’ comp administrative prosecution of claim of specific safety requirements violation (VSSR claim)
- Dec 13, 2012, Finding For EmployerLucas
Defense of workers’ compensation VSSR violation claim
- Dec 11, 2012, Judgment Affirmed10th Appellate Dist
State ex rel. Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. v. Joseph Donders, Honeywell and Industrial Commission of Ohio
Plaintiff appealed adverse judgment in mandamus action in Industrial Commission
- Nov 30, 2012, Plaintiff VerdictWood
Defense of workers’ compensation claim
- Aug 17, 2012, Claim DismissedKentucky Appellate Court
Hunt v. Mubea, Inc., 2012
Claim for occupational hearing loss dismissed after defense successfully challenged opinion of university evaluator that claimant had 17% permanent impairment due to occupational hearing loss.
- Dec 20, 2011, ReversedOhio Supreme Court
State ex rel. Sears Roebuck & Co. v. Industrial Commission
Appellant appeals Industrial Commissions grant of claimants request for payment of medical bills without evidence of relation to injury.
- Sep 7, 2011, Judgment Affirmed9th Appellate Dist.
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v. McKinley, et al.
Defendant appealed applicability of statutory subrogee statute of limitation period whether 2 years or 6 years.
- Jun 16, 2011, Dismissal of Claim AffirmedKentucky Supreme Court
Bailey v. Northpoint Senior Services, 2011 Ky.Unpub. LEXIS 55
Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of workers’ compensation claim based on substantial evidence of prior active condition presented by defense counsel through expert medical opinion.
- Jun 13, 2011, Defense VerdictLake
Defense of workers’ compensation claim issue of allowance
- Jun 9, 2011, Court of Appeals AffirmedOhio Supreme Court
State of Ohio ex rel Jamey Baker v. Coast to Coast Manpower, Slip Opinion No. 2011-Ohio-2721
Plaintiff appealed 10th District Court of Appeals verdict in workers' compensation case. Workers’ comp claimant appealed denial of loss of vision benefits from claimed traumatic cataract injury sustained at work.
- Nov 23, 2010, Defense VerdictWarren
Plaintiff alleged 1996 injury aggravated pre-existing lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Dec 17, 2009, Sole comp. for lens replacement surgeryFranklin
Trial defense of mandamus workers’ comp. claim involving total loss of vision
- Dec 16, 2009, Mandamus sustained; objections affirmedFranklin
Prosecution of Workers’ Comp. mandamus action for reversal of allowance for claimant for award of full vision loss
- Nov 17, 2009, Defense VerdictDelaware
Defense of workers' compensation claim for allowance of bilateral hip and back injury.
- Oct 7, 2009, Finding For DefendantDelaware
Trial defense of workers’ comp claim for post-traumatic stress disorder
- Press Release, May 11, 2020
- Medical Releases and Claim Suspensions in State Fund Workers’ Comp. ClaimsCompManagement/Sedgwick CMS, Jan 28, 2020
- Nov 1, 2019
- Press Release, Aug 15, 2019
- Press Release, Jun 18, 2019
- Press Release, May 22, 2019
- Press Release, May 14, 2019
- Press Release, Apr 26, 2019
- Press Release, Nov 1, 2018
- Press Release, Sep 13, 2018
- Press Release, Dec 6, 2017
- Press Release, Nov 1, 2017
- Super Lawyers Magazine, Sep 21, 2017
- Press Release, Jun 2, 2017
- Press Release, Mar 7, 2017
- Press Release, Nov 1, 2016
- Part B News, May 16, 2016
- Press Release, Dec 2, 2015
- Press Release, Nov 2, 2015
- Press Release, Sep 15, 2015
- Press Release, Jun 19, 2015
- Press Release, Nov 14, 2014
- Press Release, Nov 3, 2014
- The Plain Dealer, Mar 4, 2013
- Reminger Garners Thirteen First-Tier Practice Group Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®Press Release, Nov 1, 2011
- Attorneys Myra Barsoum Stockett and Gregory Guice Weigh in on Court Rulings for Injured Workers in Cleveland Plain Dealer ArticleThe Plain Dealer, Oct 22, 2011
- Webinar, Oct 15, 2020
- Webinar, Sep 16, 2020
- Webinar, Sep 15, 2020
- Webinar, Jul 28, 2020
- Workers’ Compensation Case Law Updates 2019Columbus, OH, Oct 16, 2019
- Workers’ Compensation Law from Start to FinishColumbus, OH, Oct 15, 2019
- Medical Marijuana in the Workplace – Cutting Through the HazeChicago, IL, Sep 24, 2019
- Marijuana in the Workplace – What Employers Need to KnowNordonia, OH, Aug 22, 2019
- Appropriate Considerations and Strategy When Denying Workers' Compensation ClaimsWebinar, Jun 17, 2019
- Marijuana in the WorkplaceChicago, IL, May 23, 2019
- Defense Strategies in the Workplace with Medical MarijuanaLisle, IL, Mar 6, 2019
- Medicare Set Asides, Medicaid Liens and Other Settlement Considerations in Workers’ Compensation ClaimsColumbus, OH, Dec 14, 2018
- Workers’ Compensation Claims In Seven StepsColumbus, OH, Dec 6, 2018
- Jury DeselectionColumbus, OH, Nov 2, 2018
- Voir Dire and Asking the “Right” Questions in Jury SelectionColumbus, OH, Nov 2, 2018
- Occupational Safety and Workers’ Compensation Risk ManagementChicago, IL, Mar 18, 2018
- Returning Workers to Light and Modified Duty EmploymentElizabethtown, KY, Feb 26, 2018
- The “Coming and Going” Rule as applied to Kentucky Workers’ CompensationLouisville, KY, Dec 7, 2017
- Workers' Compensation from A-Z: 2017 Case Law and Legal UpdateColumbus, OH, Dec 6, 2017
- Workers' Compensation from A-Z: How to Evaluate a Claim for SettlementColumbus, OH, Dec 5, 2017
- The View from the Higher ChairCleveland, OH, Sep 27, 2017
- Preparing State Fund Employers and “Open Employers” for Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation AdministrationDallas, TX, Jun 15, 2017
- Frequent Compensation Payment Errors in Workers’ Comp. ClaimsGoodlettsville, TN, May 9, 2017
- The Wage Calculation Procedure for Ohio Workers’ Compensation ClaimsGoodlettsville, TN, May 9, 2017
- Formulating a Compliant Action Plan for Workers’ Comp. AuditGoodlettsville, TN, May 9, 2017
- The Ins and Outs of Ohio BWC 3rd Level AuditGoodlettsville, TN, May 9, 2017
- Causation/Unexplained FallsLouisville, KY, Nov 1, 2016
- How to Defend Against Substantial Aggravation Cases and Concussion/Post-Concussion CasesDublin, OH, Sep 26, 2016
- Practical Application of the Concussion Syndrome Injury in the Workers’ Comp. ContextDublin, OH, Sep 26, 2016
- Cincinnati, OH, Sep 24, 2016
- Case Law UpdateColumbus, OH, Sep 21, 2016
- Ethics and Professional ResponsibilityColumbus, OH, Sep 21, 2016
- Complex Issues in Workers’ Comp.National Business Institute CLE, Cleveland, OH, Jun 15, 2016
- Kentucky Workers’ Comp Basics and UpdatesDollar General Risk Management Team, Goodlettsville, TN, Apr 8, 2016
- Workers’ Compensation Claims in the Assisted Living Employment EnvironmentAssisted Living Concepts Inc. dba Enlivant, Oxford, OH, Mar 9, 2016
- Post-Concussion Syndrome in Workers’ CompensationComp Management Inc., Columbus, OH, Mar 8, 2016
- Substantial Aggravation in Workers’ Comp InjuriesComp Management Inc., Columbus, OH, Mar 8, 2016
- Post-Concussion syndrome in Workers’ CompensationSedgwick CMS, Dublin, OH, Feb 29, 2016
- Substantial Aggravation in Workers’ Comp InjuriesSedgwick CMS, Dublin, OH, Feb 29, 2016
- Updates on Ohio Workers’ Compensation LawSedgwick CMS In-House Workshop, Hilliard, OH, Feb 15, 2016
- Substantial Aggravation of Post-Concussion SyndromeSedgwick CMS In-House Workshop, Hilliard, OH, Feb 15, 2016
- Workers’ Compensation 2015 Case Law UpdateColumbus Bar Association CLE, Columbus, OH, Dec 16, 2015
- Nuts & Bolts of Kentucky Workers’ Comp.Sedgwick CMS In-house Workshop, Charleston, WV, Dec 15, 2015
- Nuts & Bolts of Kentucky Workers’ Comp.York Risk Services In-house Workshop, Charleston, WV, Dec 15, 2015
- From a Workers’ Compensation Perspective, How Do We Handle the Likes of You __________ and Like ServicesKentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association Annual Conference, Dec 7, 2015
- Workers’ Compensation Issues in Employment Relationships in the Freelance EconomyKentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association Annual Conference, Dec 7, 2015
- Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims, Human Resources from A to Z CLE: Handling Workers’ Compensation ClaimsDec 2, 2015
- Subrogation for Self-Insuring Employers in Workers’ CompensationColumbus Bar Association CLE, Columbus, OH, Sep 23, 2015
- The Basics of Ohio Workers’ Compensation “State Fund” SystemSwift Transportation Workers’ Comp. Dept., Phoenix, AZ, Sep 16, 2015
- The SMART Act, ORC 4113.23 and Ohio Employment Qualification ActAkron Bar Association Annual CLE Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, May 16, 2015
- Ohio Workers’ Compensation 6Aspects in Trucking LiabilityNuverra In-House Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr 15, 2015
- Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update 2014Sterling Education CLE Seminar, Columbus OH, Dec 15, 2014
- Workers’ Compensation in Ohio in the Court of Common Pleas, Courts of Appeal and Mandamus ActionsWal-Mart Workers Comp. National Counsel Meeting, Bentleyville, AK, Oct 29, 2014
- Ethical Workers’ Comp Claim Negotiations in the State of KentuckyElectric Insurance In-House Seminar - Louisville, KY, Oct 9, 2014
- What Medicare and Medicaid Reporting is Expected of You in a Workers’ Comp. ClaimNational Institute of Medicare and Medicaid Education Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Sep 30, 2014
- Primer for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim HandlingDollar General Corporate Headquarters, Goodlettsville, TN, Aug 19, 2014
- OSIA Conference-SponsorCincinnati, Jun 18, 2014
- Ohio’s New Wage Loss Workers’ Compensation RuleHelmsman Management Services Inc., Columbus, OH, Apr 24, 2014
- Workers’ Compensation from A-Z National Business Institute CLE SeminarCincinnati, OH, Apr 23, 2014
- The Ins and Outs of Kentucky Workers’ Comp ClaimsCorVel Corporation Workers’ Compensation Headquarters, Jackson, MS, Mar 18, 2014
- Harrah's - New Orleans, LA, Mar 17, 2014
- Workers’ Comp Case Law UpdateToledo Bar Association CLE Seminar - Toledo, OH, Dec 13, 2013
- Kentucky's Workers Compensation Administrative ProceduresCorVel Corporation - Downers Grove, IL, Oct 10, 2013
- E-Discovery in Workers Comp. LitigationAIG Regional Workers Compensation Claim Dept. - Louisville, KY, Sep 26, 2013
- Reminger Solutions to Workers Comp ClaimsOhio Self Insurers Association 39th Annual Conference - Sandusky, OH, Jun 12, 2013
- Updates in Ohio Workers’ Comp Case LawUpdates in Ohio Workers’ Comp Case Law - Columbus, OH, Apr 12, 2013
- Independent Medical Examinations and Workers’ CompensationColumbus, OH, Apr 10, 2013
- Medicare and Medicaid Reports and Set AsidesNational Institute for Medicare/Medicaid Education - San Diego, CA, Apr 8, 2013
- Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions in Workers’ Compensation ClaimsOhio State Bar Association Workers’ Comp. CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, Apr 4, 2013
- A Primer in Kentucky Workers Comp Law - CorVel Corporation - Jackson, MSFeb 21, 2013
- Kentucky Workers Comp Act An OverviewCorVel Corporation TPA - Dublin, OH, Jan 21, 2013
- Risk Management v. Risk Avoidance in Workers’ CompensationOhio Self Insurers Association Annual Meeting - Columbus, OH, Oct 26, 2012
- Bring Your Worst WC Case to Lunch for ReviewInfoQuest/VocWorks/Medical Evaluators LLC Self Insured Seminar - Perrysburg, OH, Oct 10, 2012
- Managing and Cost Containment in Temporary Total Disability Issues in Workers’ CompCareworks Consultants Inc. - Columbus, OH, Oct 5, 2012
- Utilization Review under Kentucky Workers’ Compensation LawMarathon Petroleum Company - Findlay, OH, Sep 27, 2012
- Light Duty Job Offer and Economic LossOhio State Bar Assn. Advanced Workers’ Comp. CLE - Cleveland, OH, Sep 21, 2012
- Light Duty Job Off and Economic LossOhio State Bar Assn. Advanced Workers’ Comp. CLE - Columbus, OH, Sep 6, 2012
- Mitigation and Negotiation Defenses in Workers’ Comp - Chartis Insurance Co. Workers’ Comp Kentucky Self-Insurance Group - Louisville, KYAug 30, 2012
- Ohio Workers Comp Employer Pitfalls and ProtectionsSterling Education CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, Jul 24, 2012
- Recent Ohio Workers’ Comp Law Update and the Appeals Process in Workers’ Comp AdministrationMacy’s Corporate Risk Management Dept. - Cincinnati, OH, May 2, 2012
- Claims Handling Strategies and A Self Insured Employer Audit Summary in OhioMacy’s Corporate Risk Management Dept. - Cincinnati, OH, May 2, 2012
- Judicial Review of Administrative DecisionsOhio State Bar Association CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, Apr 13, 2012
- Newly Available BWC Discounts and ProgramsBenefits 1/AdvoCare Group (Northwest Ohio clients) - Toledo, OH, Mar 1, 2012
- Medical Terminology and Definitions Within the Workers’ Compensation SystemBroadspire Workers’ Compensation Dept. - Louisville, KY, Jan 17, 2012
- Subrogation Recoveries Arising Out of Workers’ Comp. ClaimGallagher Bassett and ESIS Workers’ Comp Claim Groups - Columbus, OH, Oct 14, 2011
- Best Practices for Workers’ Comp. Claim Handler and Outside CounselCareWorks Consultants and Gallagher Bassett Claim Departments - Columbus, OH, Oct 14, 2011
- Wage Loss Claims in Workers’ Comp.Gallagher Bassett and ESIS Workers’ Comp Claim Groups - Columbus, OH, Oct 14, 2011
- Voluntary Abandonment as a Defense to Temporary Total Disability BenefitsIndustrial Commission of Ohio Statewide Hearing Officers CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, Oct 13, 2011
- Violation of Specific Safety Standards in Workers’ CompensationCareWorks Consultants and Gallagher Bassett Claim Departments - Columbus, OH, Oct 13, 2011
- The Issues of Course and Scope in the Allowability of a Workers’ Comp. ClaimCareWorks Consultants and Gallagher Bassett Claim Departments - Columbus, OH, Oct 13, 2011
- Permanent Total Disability issues in Workers’ Comp ClaimsCareWorks Consultants Claim Department - Columbus, OH, Oct 13, 2011
- Traumatic Injury v. Soft Tissue InjuryBroadspire, Louisville, KY, Oct 11, 2011
- Claim Handling Ethics and Bad Faith in Workers’ Compensation, General Casualty and Property Claim Administration - Sedgwick Claims ServiceDedicated Electric Insurance Workers’ Comp. Unit - Louisville, KY, Aug 25, 2011
- Wage Loss and Living Maintenance Wage Loss in Workers’ CompensationCareWorks Consultants, Inc. - Dublin, OH, Aug 3, 2011
- Worker’s Compensation, Independent Medical Exams and Medical Fee Disputes2011 CEU Institute Broadspire - Louisville, KY, Jul 20, 2011
- Motions to Reopen Worker Compensation Claims - 2011 CEU Institute BroadspireLouisville, KY, Jul 20, 2011
- Defending Substantial Injury Aggravation Claims in Workers’ Compensation - CareWorks Consultants, Inc. Self insured and State Fund Claims personnelDublin, OH, May 19, 2011
- Judicial Review of Workers’ Compensation DecisionsOhio State Bar Association CLE - Columbus, OH, Apr 15, 2011
- The Fundamentals of Americans with Disability Act ClaimNorthern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Human Resources 100 Group - Kentucky, Apr 14, 2011
- Avoiding Retaliatory Discharge ClaimsNorthern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Human Resources 100 Group - Kentucky, Apr 14, 2011
- Workers Compensation 2010 Update - Lorman Education ServicesColumbus, OH, Oct 29, 2010
- The Impact Of Workplace Injuries And Employment Practices Liability To The EmployerGilbride Insurance Consultants CLE Seminar - Toledo, OH, Oct 5, 2010
- "Judicial Review of Workers' Comp. Administrative Decisions"Ohio State Bar Assn. CLE Seminar. Columbus,OH, Apr 14, 2010
- Independent Medical Examinations and Workers’ Compensation - Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp Safety Congress - Columbus, OHApr 10, 2010
- Update on Annual Workers' Comp SeminarSep 18, 2009
- Judicial Review of Administrative DecisionsApr 2, 2009
- The Judicial Process of a Workers' Compensation ClaimJan 6, 2009
- An Overview of Workers' CompensationJan 6, 2009
- Workers' Compensation Subrogation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, Oct 6, 2008
- Overview of Workers' Compensation and Claim Investigation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, Oct 6, 2008
- Overview of Workers' Compensation and Claim Investigation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, Oct 6, 2008
- Navigating the Workers Compensation Hearing Process, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, Oct 6, 2008
- Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions, Ohio State Bar Association CLECleveland, Ohio, Jun 4, 2008
- Pyschological Trauma in the Workplace, Kentucky Self Insured Association Joint ConferenceLouisville, Kentucky, May 16, 2008
- Pitfalls and Protections for Employers Under Worker's CompensationOhio State Bar Association Advanced Worker's Compensation Seminar, May 7, 2008
- Workers' Compensation Overview, Incident Reporting and Bureau's Stats and Fraud, Washington Division of URS Corporation, BP RefinerieOregon, Ohio, Apr 9, 2008
- Best Practices in Defense of a Workers' Comp. Claim, Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarColumbus, OH, Jun 20, 2007
- Judicial Review of Workers' Comp. Administrative Decisions, Ohio State Bar Association-Continuing Legal Education SeminarJun 20, 2007
- Overview of the Workers' Compensation System, Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarColumbus, OH, Jun 20, 2007
- Proper Investigation Techniques in Workers' Compensation Claims, Pepsi Cola Bottling Plants Worker's Comp. UnitColumbus, OH, Jun 15, 2007
- Workers' Compensation E-Blast, Apr 10, 2020
- Workers' Compensation Client E-Blast, Mar 26, 2020
- Workers' Compensation Client Eblast, Mar 20, 2020
- Workers' Compensation Client Eblast, Mar 20, 2020
- Workers' Compensation E-Blast, Mar 20, 2020
- Ohio Industrial Commission Responds to COVID-19 Restrictions and Announces Plan for Telephonic HearingsClient E-Blast, Mar 16, 2020
- Client E-Blast, Mar 16, 2020
- Workers' Compensation Client Eblast, Mar 12, 2020
- Workers' Compensation Client E-Blast, Mar 12, 2020
- Workers' Compensation Client E-Blast, Mar 12, 2020
- Client Alert, Apr 30, 2018
- Workers' Compensation Practice Group Client E-Blast, Feb 1, 2018
- Supreme Court of Ohio Reaffirms No Payment of Permanent Partial Disability Once a Claimant is On Permanent Total DisabilityClient E-Blast, Sep 15, 2017
- Published case: State Ex. Rel. Lacroix v. Industrial Commission 144 Ohio St. 3d 17, 2015-Ohio-2313, Dec 15, 2015
- WC Magazine-August/September 2015 Issue, Sep 16, 2015
- Irrespective of multiple workers’ compensation claims, Industrial Commission has discretion to grant Permanent Total Disability without apportionmentPublished case: State ex. rel. Turner Construction Co. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, 142 Ohio St.3d 310, 2015-Ohio-1202, Jun 7, 2015
- Claims and Litigation Management Wiki Page, Jan 27, 2014
- Jan 27, 2014
- Ohio Lawyer Magazine – May/June 2013 Issue – page 27, May 2, 2013
- Published Case: State ex rel. Donohoe v. Kenny Hutson Co.130 Ohio St.3d 360, 2011-Ohio-5798, Mar 15, 2012
- Subsequent Periods of TTD Not Payable When Injured Worker Previously Refused Light Duty & Never Returned to WorkforceE-News Brief, Feb 29, 2012
- Industrial Commission Abused its Discretion by Ordering Employer to Pay Medical Bill Submitted by Claimants without Substantiation of its Relation to InjuryPublished Case, Dec 20, 2011
- VSSR Violation Claim in Workers Compensation Requires the Hearing Officer to Specifically Outline the Evidence Relied Upon for DecisionDec 12, 2011
- Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is a statutory subrogee and has a 6 year statute of limitation in which to bring a claim for subrogation recoveryOhio Bureau of Workers' Compensation v. McKinley, et al. 130 Ohio St.3d. 156, 2011-Ohio-4432, Nov 28, 2011
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal – Spring Edition, May 1, 2011
- Feb 9, 2011
- Lineman’s lawsuit victory puts spotlight on 2005 lawCleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 9, 2010
- Nov 24, 2010
- Nov 17, 2010
- Fall 2010 Newsletter, Oct 14, 2010
- Voluntary Abandonment as a Defense to Temporary Total DisabilityOct 14, 2010
- Discovery Tools for the Administrative Workers' Compensation CaseOct 14, 2010
- Helpful Hint in Preparing a Medicare Set-Aside in SettlementOct 14, 2010
- Development and Trends in Wage Loss Compensation for Ohio WorkersOct 14, 2010
- Last Injurious Exposure in the Occupational Disease ClaimOct 14, 2010
- Columbus CEO October 2010 Article, Sep 21, 2010
- How To Determine If Your Firm Is Liable For An Injury ClaimThe Youngstown Business Journal - May 2010 Edition, May 14, 2010
- "Mock Trial Judges Advance 4 Teams in District Competition"Toledo Bar Association Reporter. March 2010, Mar 1, 2010
- Oct 29, 2009
- Amending the Medicare Secondary Payor ActMay 1, 2009
- Major Changes to Ohio's Workers' Compensation Act Apply after passage of Senate Bill 7Apr 6, 2009
- "Female Attorneys Breaking Barriers in Stride"Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association April Journal, Apr 1, 2008
- "2006 Ohio Workers' Compensation: A Closer Look", OSBA CLE Institute Internet Continuing Legal Education Video SeminarApr 25, 2007
- "Voluntary Abandonment of Employment Precludes Temporary Total Disability"Reminger Report, Jan 25, 2007
- Sep 14, 2020
- Jul 15, 2020
- When a Herniated Disc is not a Herniated Disc: Ohio’s Continuing Jurisdiction in the Post-Surgical WorldMay 20, 2020
- Mar 5, 2019
- Oct 8, 2018
- Jun 26, 2018
- Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Workers' Compensation Subrogation is Favorable for Self-Insured Employers but Creates Potential Problems for Insurance CarriersJun 6, 2018
- Injured Workers in Ohio Must Obtain Employer Consent Before Dismissing the Complaint on Employer Initiated Court AppealsOct 4, 2017
- Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies What Is and What Is Not Appealable to the Court of Common Pleas in Workers’ Compensation ClaimsSep 19, 2017
- Sep 7, 2017
- Supreme Court of Kentucky Renders a Game-Changing Decision Potentially Costing Employers and Insurance Companies MillionsMay 8, 2017
- Apr 12, 2017
- Mar 27, 2017
- No Permanent Partial Disability And Permanent Total Disability Benefits At The Same Time, In The Same Claim In OhioJan 4, 2017
- Kentucky’s Department of Workers’ Claims Enacts New Regulations Governing The Handling of Workers’ Compensation ClaimsNov 7, 2016
- Jun 13, 2016
- Mar 9, 2016
- Injured Worker’s Inability to Dismiss an Employer Workers’ Compensation Court Appeal without Consent from the Employer Is Ruled UnconstitutionalNov 16, 2015
- Nov 4, 2014
- Ohio BWC Settles Premium Class Action Dispute: Ohio Businesses to Submit Refund Claim Forms by October 22, 2014Oct 9, 2014
- Deposition Testimony in Underlying Products Liability Action Inadmissible in Workers’ Compensation ClaimOct 6, 2014
- May 6, 2014
- Mar 25, 2014
- Jun 25, 2013
- Mar 19, 2013
- All Elements of An Ohio Injured Workers Claim Are at Issue in Trial Court Appeal from the Industrial CommissionFeb 7, 2013
- Dec 13, 2012
- Nov 6, 2012
- Oct 24, 2012
- Oct 2, 2012
- Limited Expansion Created to the 90-Day Notification Rule for Alleged Retaliatory Discharge Claims under O.R.C. 4123.90Oct 2, 2012
- Aug 30, 2012
- Apr 12, 2012
- Feb 6, 2012
- Jan 23, 2012
- Jan 9, 2012
- Aug 5, 2011
- Apr 15, 2011
- Jan 20, 2011
- Nov 3, 2009
- Major Changes to Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Act Apply to More Claims than the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Originally DeterminedApr 7, 2009
- Sep 28, 2008
- Ohio Supreme Court Reaffirms 'Substantial Compliance' Standard When Evaluating The Sufficiency Of Administrative AppealsMay 29, 2008
- Ohio Reaffirms The Longstanding Principle of 'Last Injurious Exposure' Rule of Occupational Disease ClaimsApr 23, 2008
- Mar 25, 2008
- Mar 11, 2008
- Mar 11, 2008
- Jan 24, 2007
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