- Co-ChairFort Mitchell
Practice Group Attorneys
- Brandon Abshier
- Brittany Asmus
- Alex Beeman
- Tricia Bellich
- Mark Bush
- Clarke Cotton
- Tighe Estes
- Bruce Fahey
- Ronald Fresco
- Trenton Gill
- Katherine Haire
- Jayme Hart
- Anthony Holton
- Paulette Ivan
- Kelly Johns
- George Timothy Todd Kitchen, III
- Taylor Knight
- Danielle Lorenz
- Shelby McMillan
- Bethanie Murray
- Andrew Pettijohn
- Mick Proxmire
- Stephanie Ross
- Kevin Sanislo
- Christine Santoni
- James Scheidler
- Samantha Steelman
- Myra Barsoum Stockett
- H. Brett Stonecipher
- R. Gregory Sylvester
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.
Reminger’s Workers' Compensation Group defends various employers in a wide variety of business sectors throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Our attorneys provide counsel to our employer clients on matters dealing with occupational accident coverage. We work with state-funded, self-insured and fully-insured companies, administrators and insurance carriers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. We also work with public employers and school districts in addressing their workers’ compensation liability matters.
We handle a broad spectrum of legal matters pertaining to workers’ compensation matters, including the defense of claims involving:
- Occupational disease and injury
- Repetitive trauma injury
- Illnesses resulting from exposure to workplace chemicals, air pollution, toxic chemicals, asbestos or radiation exposure
- Claims that assert that a civil penalty should be levied against the employer for allegedly violating established safety requirements (VSSR and OSHA claims)
We provide a number of workers’ compensation-related services to our clients, including:
- Industrial Commission of Ohio hearings
- Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims litigation hearings and appellate issues
- Jury and Bench Trials
- Appellate Court Briefing and Oral Arguments
- Supreme Court Briefing and Oral Arguments
- Application for Adjustment of Claim Meetings
- Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) audits
- Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) audits
- Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana (WCB) audits
- Coordinating Independent Medical Exams (IME)
- OSHA standards, complaints, responses, and inspections
- Adjudication Committee hearings
- Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) claims
- Subrogation, third-party recovery claims
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.
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
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.
“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
- John Slonager v. Amanda Bent Bolt Co.October 29, 2019, Favorable JudgmentOhio Industrial Commission
Represented Plaintiff in pursuit of a VSSR award for an occupational accident caused by faulty equipment.
- Philandra Young v. FedEx GroundOctober 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.
- Angela Lay v. Dollar GeneralSeptember 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.
- Judy Pippin v. McKechnie Vehicle ComponentsJuly 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.
- Ruthan Fields v. University of KentuckyJune 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.
- Christopher Breeding v. The Job ShopApril 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.
- Benjamin Thrush v. The Job ShopDecember 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.
- Joey Murphy v. CCI Industrial ServicesOctober 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.
- Dennis Rodgers v. The Job ShopAugust 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.
- Jackie Davis v. The Job ShopMay 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.
- Cheyenne Freeman v. St. Elizabeth HealthcareMay 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.
- Angela Smith v. Crosswater CanyonApril 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.
- Angela Smith v. Crosswater CanyonApril 4, 2018, Claim DismissedKentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Defense of workers' compensation claim seeking permanent income and medical benefits, including coverage of surgery, for an alleged work-related knee injury.
- Nancy Bainer v. Sinkula InvestmentsMarch 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.
- Douglas Current v. FedEx Freight, Inc.February 28, 2018, Defense VerdictMontgomery County Common Pleas
Defense of workers' compensation claim involving fusion surgery and permanent inability to work
- Patti Burke v. University of KentuckyDecember 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.
- Emmett McKay v. Building CraftsSeptember 20, 2017, Medical Fee Dispute SustainedKentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Medical fee dispute resolved in favor of the carrier.
- Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. v. John Doe CorporationJuly 10, 2017, Finding For DefendantFranklin
Defense of group sponsor of Ohio state-funded employers from Bureau’s application of a higher premium ratio.
- Tony Parker v. Turner ConstructionJune 13, 2017, Defense VerdictFranklin
- Noyes v. Macy’sApril 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.
- James Franklin v. Qualex ManufacturingFebruary 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.
- W. Snyder v. Turner ConstructionJanuary 20, 2017, Defense VerdictCuyahoga
Defense of workers’ compensation claim
- Peggy Bowman v. Mubea North AmericaDecember 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.
- Dianne Doughty vs. Central Ohio Gaming Ventures, LLCNovember 9, 2016, Motion For Summary Judgment GrantedFranklin
Workers’ compensation right to participate appeal by Plaintiff
- Clarinda Rambacher v. University of KentuckyApril 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.
- Greg Youtsey v. Amanda Bent Bolt Co.February 29, 2016, Favorable Outcome10th Appellate Dist
Prosecution of VSSR claim
- Judy Cornett v. UndisclosedOctober 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.
- D. Young v. Jacobs Engineering GroupSeptember 30, 2015, Disallowance of shoulder claim; allowance for cervical disc protrusionAllen
Workers’ comp. defense on allowance of multiple conditions
- Roberts v. Wausau Paper Towel and TissueAugust 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.
- N. Huggins v. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.June 17, 2015, Defense VerdictFranklin
Trial of workers’ comp. appeal
- June 16, 2015, Denied, Court of Appeals Judgment affirmedOhio Supreme Court
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.
- Robert Proctor vs. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.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.
- US Bank Home Mortg. v. SchreckerDecember 18, 2014, ReversedKentucky Supreme Court
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.
- L. Jones Jr. v. Pendleton County Sheriff’s DepartmentJune 25, 2014, Plaintiff VerdictKY. Dept. of Claims
Prosecution of Plaintiff workers’ compensation claim for allowance of bilateral total knee arthroplasty
- Jay Montgomery v. The Shelly Holding CompanyJune 4, 2014, No additional award grantedOhio Bureau of Workers’ Comp.
Defense of additional award for VSSR claim
- Michael Hunt v. Continental Structural PlasticsMay 6, 2014, Plaintiff VerdictAshtabula
Defense of workers’ compensation claim.
- G. Youtsey v. Amanda Bent Bolt Co.April 3, 2014, Finding For PlaintiffIndustrial Commission of OH (Franklin)
Prosecution of specific safety violations claim against employer
- March 31, 2014, Judgment Affirmed7th Appellate Dist
Plaintiff (Ohio BWC) appealed adverse trial court judgment in its assertion of subrogation lien of benefits paid by virtue of industrial accident
- Richard Stewart v. American Line Builders Apprenticeship ProgramSeptember 25, 2013, Defense VerdictClark
Workers’ Comp allowance of appeal defense for ACL tear of left knee
- Winston Norris v. Schneider NationalSeptember 19, 2013, Defense VerdictHuron
Trial Defense of workers’ compensation allowance claim
- Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. v. Cardinal Services, Inc.September 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
- Cathy Donoho, Extrx. v. Kenny Houston Masonry Co.April 19, 2013, Plaintiff VerdictFranklin (Industrial Commission)
Workers’ comp administrative prosecution of claim of specific safety requirements violation (VSSR claim)
- A. Anderson v. Ram Construction Services of MichiganDecember 13, 2012, Finding For EmployerLucas
Defense of workers’ compensation VSSR violation claim
- State ex rel. Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. v. Joseph Donders, Honeywell and Industrial Commission of OhioDecember 11, 2012, Judgment Affirmed10th Appellate Dist
Plaintiff appealed adverse judgment in mandamus action in Industrial Commission
- Sharon Schetter v. Wal MartNovember 30, 2012, Plaintiff VerdictWood
Defense of workers’ compensation claim
- Hunt v. Mubea, Inc., 2012August 17, 2012, Claim DismissedKentucky Appellate Court
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.
- State ex rel. Sears Roebuck & Co. v. Industrial CommissionDecember 20, 2011, ReversedOhio Supreme Court
Appellant appeals Industrial Commissions grant of claimants request for payment of medical bills without evidence of relation to injury
- Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v. McKinley, et al.September 7, 2011, Judgment Affirmed9th Appellate Dist.
Defendant appealed applicability of statutory subrogee statute of limitation period whether 2 years or 6 years.
- Bailey v. Northpoint Senior Services, 2011 Ky.Unpub. LEXIS 55June 16, 2011, Dismissal of Claim AffirmedKentucky Supreme Court
Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of workers’ compensation claim based on substantial evidence of prior active condition presented by defense counsel through expert medical opinion.
- Lora Hamilton v. ADP, Inc.June 13, 2011, Defense VerdictLake
Defense of workers’ compensation claim issue of allowance
- State of Ohio ex rel Jamey Baker v. Coast to Coast Manpower, Slip Opinion No. 2011-Ohio-2721June 9, 2011, Court of Appeals AffirmedOhio Supreme Court
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.
- Werling v. Browning Ferris Industries of Ohio, Inc.November 23, 2010, Defense VerdictWarren
Plaintiff alleged 1996 injury aggravated pre-existing lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- State ex.rel. Baker v. Manpower Coast to CoastDecember 17, 2009, Sole comp. for lens replacement surgeryFranklin
Trial defense of mandamus workers’ comp. claim involving total loss of vision
- State ex Rel. Dolgen Corp. v. Joanne SimpsonDecember 16, 2009, Mandamus sustained; objections affirmedFranklin
Prosecution of Workers’ Comp. mandamus action for reversal of allowance for claimant for award of full vision loss
- J. Mattox v. The Shelly Holding CompanyNovember 17, 2009, Defense VerdictDelaware
Defense of workers' compensation claim for allowance of bilateral hip and back injury.
- Michael Reddy v. GMRI – Olive GardenOctober 7, 2009, Finding For DefendantDelaware
Trial defense of workers’ comp claim for post-traumatic stress disorder
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- Attorneys Myra Barsoum Stockett and Gregory Guice Weigh in on Court Rulings for Injured Workers in Cleveland Plain Dealer ArticleThe Plain Dealer, October 22, 2011
- Workers’ Compensation Case Law Updates 2019Columbus, OH, October 16, 2019
- Workers’ Compensation Law from Start to FinishColumbus, OH, October 15, 2019
- Medical Marijuana in the Workplace – Cutting Through the HazeChicago, IL, September 24, 2019
- Marijuana in the Workplace – What Employers Need to KnowNordonia, OH, August 22, 2019
- Appropriate Considerations and Strategy When Denying Workers' Compensation ClaimsWebinar, June 17, 2019
- Marijuana in the WorkplaceChicago, IL, May 23, 2019
- Defense Strategies in the Workplace with Medical MarijuanaLisle, IL, March 6, 2019
- Medicare Set Asides, Medicaid Liens and Other Settlement Considerations in Workers’ Compensation ClaimsColumbus, OH, December 14, 2018
- Workers’ Compensation Claims In Seven StepsColumbus, OH, December 6, 2018
- Voir Dire and Asking the “Right” Questions in Jury SelectionColumbus, OH, November 2, 2018
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- Occupational Safety and Workers’ Compensation Risk ManagementChicago, IL, March 18, 2018
- Returning Workers to Light and Modified Duty EmploymentElizabethtown, KY, February 26, 2018
- The “Coming and Going” Rule as applied to Kentucky Workers’ CompensationLouisville, KY, December 7, 2017
- Workers' Compensation from A-Z: 2017 Case Law and Legal UpdateColumbus, OH, December 6, 2017
- Workers' Compensation from A-Z: How to Evaluate a Claim for SettlementColumbus, OH, December 5, 2017
- The View from the Higher ChairCleveland, OH, September 27, 2017
- Preparing State Fund Employers and “Open Employers” for Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation AdministrationDallas, TX, June 15, 2017
- Formulating a Compliant Action Plan for Workers’ Comp. AuditGoodlettsville, TN, May 9, 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
- The Ins and Outs of Ohio BWC 3rd Level AuditGoodlettsville, TN, May 9, 2017
- Causation/Unexplained FallsLouisville, KY, November 1, 2016
- Practical Application of the Concussion Syndrome Injury in the Workers’ Comp. ContextDublin, OH, September 26, 2016
- How to Defend Against Substantial Aggravation Cases and Concussion/Post-Concussion CasesDublin, OH, September 26, 2016
- Cincinnati, OH, September 24, 2016
- Case Law UpdateColumbus, OH, September 21, 2016
- Ethics and Professional ResponsibilityColumbus, OH, September 21, 2016
- Complex Issues in Workers’ Comp.National Business Institute CLE, Cleveland, OH, June 15, 2016
- Kentucky Workers’ Comp Basics and UpdatesDollar General Risk Management Team, Goodlettsville, TN, April 8, 2016
- Workers’ Compensation Claims in the Assisted Living Employment EnvironmentAssisted Living Concepts Inc. dba Enlivant, Oxford, OH, March 9, 2016
- Substantial Aggravation in Workers’ Comp InjuriesComp Management Inc., Columbus, OH, March 8, 2016
- Post-Concussion Syndrome in Workers’ CompensationComp Management Inc., Columbus, OH, March 8, 2016
- Post-Concussion syndrome in Workers’ CompensationSedgwick CMS, Dublin, OH, February 29, 2016
- Substantial Aggravation in Workers’ Comp InjuriesSedgwick CMS, Dublin, OH, February 29, 2016
- Substantial Aggravation of Post-Concussion SyndromeSedgwick CMS In-House Workshop, Hilliard, OH, February 15, 2016
- Updates on Ohio Workers’ Compensation LawSedgwick CMS In-House Workshop, Hilliard, OH, February 15, 2016
- Workers’ Compensation 2015 Case Law UpdateColumbus Bar Association CLE, Columbus, OH, December 16, 2015
- Nuts & Bolts of Kentucky Workers’ Comp.Sedgwick CMS In-house Workshop, Charleston, WV, December 15, 2015
- Nuts & Bolts of Kentucky Workers’ Comp.York Risk Services In-house Workshop, Charleston, WV, December 15, 2015
- From a Workers’ Compensation Perspective, How Do We Handle the Likes of You __________ and Like ServicesKentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association Annual Conference, December 7, 2015
- Workers’ Compensation Issues in Employment Relationships in the Freelance EconomyKentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association Annual Conference, December 7, 2015
- Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims, Human Resources from A to Z CLE: Handling Workers’ Compensation ClaimsDecember 2, 2015
- Subrogation for Self-Insuring Employers in Workers’ CompensationColumbus Bar Association CLE, Columbus, OH, September 23, 2015
- The Basics of Ohio Workers’ Compensation “State Fund” SystemSwift Transportation Workers’ Comp. Dept., Phoenix, AZ, September 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, April 15, 2015
- Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update 2014Sterling Education CLE Seminar, Columbus OH, December 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, October 29, 2014
- Ethical Workers’ Comp Claim Negotiations in the State of KentuckyElectric Insurance In-House Seminar - Louisville, KY, October 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, September 30, 2014
- Primer for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim HandlingDollar General Corporate Headquarters, Goodlettsville, TN, August 19, 2014
- OSIA Conference-SponsorOhio Self Insured AssociationCincinnati, June 18, 2014
- Ohio’s New Wage Loss Workers’ Compensation RuleHelmsman Management Services Inc., Columbus, OH, April 24, 2014
- Workers’ Compensation from A-Z National Business Institute CLE SeminarCincinnati, OH, April 23, 2014
- The Ins and Outs of Kentucky Workers’ Comp ClaimsCorVel Corporation Workers’ Compensation Headquarters, Jackson, MS, March 18, 2014
- Harrah's - New Orleans, LA, March 17, 2014
- Workers’ Comp Case Law UpdateToledo Bar Association CLE Seminar - Toledo, OH, December 13, 2013
- Kentucky's Workers Compensation Administrative ProceduresCorVel Corporation - Downers Grove, IL, October 10, 2013
- E-Discovery in Workers Comp. LitigationAIG Regional Workers Compensation Claim Dept. - Louisville, KY, September 26, 2013
- Reminger Solutions to Workers Comp ClaimsOhio Self Insurers Association 39th Annual Conference - Sandusky, OH, June 12, 2013
- Updates in Ohio Workers’ Comp Case LawUpdates in Ohio Workers’ Comp Case Law - Columbus, OH, April 12, 2013
- Independent Medical Examinations and Workers’ CompensationOhio Bureau of Workers Comp Safety CongressColumbus, OH, April 10, 2013
- Medicare and Medicaid Reports and Set AsidesNational Institute for Medicare/Medicaid Education - San Diego, CA, April 8, 2013
- Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions in Workers’ Compensation ClaimsOhio State Bar Association Workers’ Comp. CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, April 4, 2013
- A Primer in Kentucky Workers Comp Law - CorVel Corporation - Jackson, MSFebruary 21, 2013
- Kentucky Workers Comp Act An OverviewCorVel Corporation TPA - Dublin, OH, January 21, 2013
- Risk Management v. Risk Avoidance in Workers’ CompensationOhio Self Insurers Association Annual Meeting - Columbus, OH, October 26, 2012
- Bring Your Worst WC Case to Lunch for ReviewInfoQuest/VocWorks/Medical Evaluators LLC Self Insured Seminar - Perrysburg, OH, October 10, 2012
- Managing and Cost Containment in Temporary Total Disability Issues in Workers’ CompCareworks Consultants Inc. - Columbus, OH, October 5, 2012
- Utilization Review under Kentucky Workers’ Compensation LawMarathon Petroleum Company - Findlay, OH, September 27, 2012
- Light Duty Job Offer and Economic LossOhio State Bar Assn. Advanced Workers’ Comp. CLE - Cleveland, OH, September 21, 2012
- Light Duty Job Off and Economic LossOhio State Bar Assn. Advanced Workers’ Comp. CLE - Columbus, OH, September 6, 2012
- Mitigation and Negotiation Defenses in Workers’ Comp - Chartis Insurance Co. Workers’ Comp Kentucky Self-Insurance Group - Louisville, KYAugust 30, 2012
- Ohio Workers Comp Employer Pitfalls and ProtectionsSterling Education CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, July 24, 2012
- Claims Handling Strategies and A Self Insured Employer Audit Summary in OhioMacy’s Corporate Risk Management Dept. - Cincinnati, OH, May 2, 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
- Judicial Review of Administrative DecisionsOhio State Bar Association CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, April 13, 2012
- Newly Available BWC Discounts and ProgramsBenefits 1/AdvoCare Group (Northwest Ohio clients) - Toledo, OH, March 1, 2012
- Medical Terminology and Definitions Within the Workers’ Compensation SystemBroadspire Workers’ Compensation Dept. - Louisville, KY, January 17, 2012
- Wage Loss Claims in Workers’ Comp.Gallagher Bassett and ESIS Workers’ Comp Claim Groups - Columbus, OH, October 14, 2011
- Best Practices for Workers’ Comp. Claim Handler and Outside CounselCareWorks Consultants and Gallagher Bassett Claim Departments - Columbus, OH, October 14, 2011
- Subrogation Recoveries Arising Out of Workers’ Comp. ClaimGallagher Bassett and ESIS Workers’ Comp Claim Groups - Columbus, OH, October 14, 2011
- Voluntary Abandonment as a Defense to Temporary Total Disability BenefitsIndustrial Commission of Ohio Statewide Hearing Officers CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, October 13, 2011
- The Issues of Course and Scope in the Allowability of a Workers’ Comp. ClaimCareWorks Consultants and Gallagher Bassett Claim Departments - Columbus, OH, October 13, 2011
- Violation of Specific Safety Standards in Workers’ CompensationCareWorks Consultants and Gallagher Bassett Claim Departments - Columbus, OH, October 13, 2011
- Permanent Total Disability issues in Workers’ Comp ClaimsCareWorks Consultants Claim Department - Columbus, OH, October 13, 2011
- Traumatic Injury v. Soft Tissue InjuryBroadspire, Louisville, KY, October 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, August 25, 2011
- Wage Loss and Living Maintenance Wage Loss in Workers’ CompensationCareWorks Consultants, Inc. - Dublin, OH, August 3, 2011
- Motions to Reopen Worker Compensation Claims - 2011 CEU Institute BroadspireLouisville, KY, July 20, 2011
- Worker’s Compensation, Independent Medical Exams and Medical Fee Disputes2011 CEU Institute Broadspire - Louisville, KY, July 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, April 15, 2011
- Avoiding Retaliatory Discharge ClaimsNorthern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Human Resources 100 Group - Kentucky, April 14, 2011
- The Fundamentals of Americans with Disability Act ClaimNorthern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Human Resources 100 Group - Kentucky, April 14, 2011
- Workers Compensation 2010 Update - Lorman Education ServicesColumbus, OH, October 29, 2010
- The Impact Of Workplace Injuries And Employment Practices Liability To The EmployerGilbride Insurance Consultants CLE Seminar - Toledo, OH, October 5, 2010
- "Judicial Review of Workers' Comp. Administrative Decisions"Ohio State Bar Assn. CLE Seminar. Columbus,OH, April 14, 2010
- Independent Medical Examinations and Workers’ Compensation - Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp Safety Congress - Columbus, OHApril 10, 2010
- Update on Annual Workers' Comp SeminarSeptember 18, 2009
- Judicial Review of Administrative DecisionsApril 2, 2009
- An Overview of Workers' CompensationJanuary 6, 2009
- The Judicial Process of a Workers' Compensation ClaimJanuary 6, 2009
- Navigating the Workers Compensation Hearing Process, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, October 6, 2008
- Overview of Workers' Compensation and Claim Investigation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, October 6, 2008
- Workers' Compensation Subrogation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, October 6, 2008
- Overview of Workers' Compensation and Claim Investigation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, October 6, 2008
- Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions, Ohio State Bar Association CLECleveland, Ohio, June 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, April 9, 2008
- Judicial Review of Workers' Comp. Administrative Decisions, Ohio State Bar Association-Continuing Legal Education SeminarJune 20, 2007
- Overview of the Workers' Compensation System, Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarColumbus, OH, June 20, 2007
- Best Practices in Defense of a Workers' Comp. Claim, Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarColumbus, OH, June 20, 2007
- Proper Investigation Techniques in Workers' Compensation Claims, Pepsi Cola Bottling Plants Worker's Comp. UnitColumbus, OH, June 15, 2007
- Client Alert, April 30, 2018
- Workers' Compensation Practice Group Client E-Blast, February 1, 2018
- Supreme Court of Ohio Reaffirms No Payment of Permanent Partial Disability Once a Claimant is On Permanent Total DisabilityClient E-Blast, September 15, 2017
- Published case: State Ex. Rel. Lacroix v. Industrial Commission 144 Ohio St. 3d 17, 2015-Ohio-2313, December 15, 2015
- WC Magazine-August/September 2015 Issue, September 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, June 7, 2015
- High Court Rejects “Dual Purpose” Doctrine for Workers’ Compensation ClaimsJD Supra Business Adivsor, November 2014
- Claims and Litigation Management Wiki Page, January 27, 2014
- January 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, March 15, 2012
- Subsequent Periods of TTD Not Payable When Injured Worker Previously Refused Light Duty & Never Returned to WorkforceE-News Brief, February 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, December 20, 2011
- VSSR Violation Claim in Workers Compensation Requires the Hearing Officer to Specifically Outline the Evidence Relied Upon for DecisionDecember 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, November 28, 2011
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal – Spring Edition, May 1, 2011
- February 9, 2011
- Lineman’s lawsuit victory puts spotlight on 2005 lawCleveland Plain Dealer, December 9, 2010
- November 24, 2010
- November 17, 2010
- Discovery Tools for the Administrative Workers' Compensation CaseOctober 14, 2010
- Helpful Hint in Preparing a Medicare Set-Aside in SettlementOctober 14, 2010
- Development and Trends in Wage Loss Compensation for Ohio WorkersOctober 14, 2010
- Last Injurious Exposure in the Occupational Disease ClaimOctober 14, 2010
- Fall 2010 Newsletter, October 14, 2010
- Voluntary Abandonment as a Defense to Temporary Total DisabilityOctober 14, 2010
- Columbus CEO October 2010 Article, September 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, March 1, 2010
- October 29, 2009
- Amending the Medicare Secondary Payor ActMay 1, 2009
- Major Changes to Ohio's Workers' Compensation Act Apply after passage of Senate Bill 7April 6, 2009
- "Female Attorneys Breaking Barriers in Stride"Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association April Journal, April 1, 2008
- "2006 Ohio Workers' Compensation: A Closer Look", OSBA CLE Institute Internet Continuing Legal Education Video SeminarApril 25, 2007
- "Voluntary Abandonment of Employment Precludes Temporary Total Disability"Reminger Report, January 25, 2007
- By Bethanie R. MurrayMarch 5, 2019
- By: Danielle LorenzOctober 8, 2018
- By Ronald FrescoJune 26, 2018
- Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Workers' Compensation Subrogation is Favorable for Self-Insured Employers but Creates Potential Problems for Insurance CarriersBy Kenton Steele and Mick ProxmireJune 6, 2018
- Injured Workers in Ohio Must Obtain Employer Consent Before Dismissing the Complaint on Employer Initiated Court AppealsBy Danielle LorenzOctober 4, 2017
- Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies What Is and What Is Not Appealable to the Court of Common Pleas in Workers’ Compensation ClaimsBy Bruce FaheySeptember 19, 2017
- By: Kevin R. SanisloSeptember 7, 2017
- Supreme Court of Kentucky Renders a Game-Changing Decision Potentially Costing Employers and Insurance Companies MillionsBy: George T.T. Kitchen and Stephanie D. RossMay 8, 2017
- By James P. Scheidler, Esq.April 12, 2017
- By Kevin R. Sanislo and Rebecca A. RaynerMarch 27, 2017
- No Permanent Partial Disability And Permanent Total Disability Benefits At The Same Time, In The Same Claim In OhioBy Rebecca A. Rayner, Esq.January 4, 2017
- Kentucky’s Department of Workers’ Claims Enacts New Regulations Governing The Handling of Workers’ Compensation ClaimsMark R. Bush and Matthew M. AllenNovember 7, 2016
- By: Danielle Lorenz and Julian EmersonJune 13, 2016
- by Lyndsay IgnasiakMarch 9, 2016
- Injured Worker’s Inability to Dismiss an Employer Workers’ Compensation Court Appeal without Consent from the Employer Is Ruled UnconstitutionalBy Kevin Sanislo and Rebecca RaynerNovember 16, 2015
- By Kevin SanisloNovember 4, 2014
- Ohio BWC Settles Premium Class Action Dispute: Ohio Businesses to Submit Refund Claim Forms by October 22, 2014By John StalzerOctober 9, 2014
- Deposition Testimony in Underlying Products Liability Action Inadmissible in Workers’ Compensation ClaimBy Christine SantoniOctober 6, 2014
- May 6, 2014
- March 25, 2014
- June 25, 2013
- March 19, 2013
- All Elements of An Ohio Injured Workers Claim Are at Issue in Trial Court Appeal from the Industrial CommissionFebruary 7, 2013
- December 13, 2012
- November 6, 2012
- October 24, 2012
- October 2, 2012
- Limited Expansion Created to the 90-Day Notification Rule for Alleged Retaliatory Discharge Claims under O.R.C. 4123.90October 2, 2012
- August 30, 2012
- April 12, 2012
- February 6, 2012
- January 23, 2012
- January 9, 2012
- August 5, 2011
- April 15, 2011
- January 20, 2011
- November 3, 2009
- Major Changes to Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Act Apply to More Claims than the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Originally DeterminedApril 7, 2009
- September 28, 2008
- Ohio Supreme Court Reaffirms 'Substantial Compliance' Standard When Evaluating The Sufficiency Of Administrative AppealsMay 29, 2008
- May 27, 2008
- Ohio Reaffirms The Longstanding Principle of 'Last Injurious Exposure' Rule of Occupational Disease ClaimsApril 23, 2008
- March 25, 2008
- March 11, 2008
- March 11, 2008
- January 24, 2007