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.