Jul 12, 2022
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp.

Reminger Obtains Favorable Result in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Case

Shelby McMillan successfully obtained a total refund from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Surplus Fund for the entire cost of a claim against her client. The employee’s injury occurred while he was on a lunch break, running some personal errands, and also making a bank deposit for his employer.  The claimant was driving back to his place of employment when he was hit head on by another car. Although the State-Fund employer contested the original allowance of the claim, their defense was rejected.  The claim was allowed for the conditions of Fractured Sternum; Contusion of Left Knee; Abrasion of Right Hand and a Complex Tear of the Left Medial Meniscus.

Shelby utilized a narrow exception offered to state fund employers when their employees are injured as the result of a “Not-At-Fault Motor Vehicle Accident.”  The BWC agreed to remove the cost of the entire claim from the employer’s experience, which was significant since there was nearly $40,000.00 in indemnity and medical bills paid in the claim.  The claim ultimately settled for $34,500.00.   However, our client was charged nothing for the settlement since The BWC agreed to reimburse the State-Fund employer for all charges to their experience from this claim, including the final settlement. 

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