OMA workers’ compensation counsel, Tom Sant, of Bricker & Eckler LLP draws attention to three workers’ compensation cases, all filed in Cuyahoga County, that are of interest to employers.
A class action suit, Cristino v. BWC, in which the claimants complain that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) underpaid claims settlements.
Another class action case, Sam Allen, Inc. et al v. Administrator, BWC, alleges that the BWC’s workers’ compensation group rating plan is unconstitutional and harms non group rated employers.
Finally, in Larry Hewitt v. The L. E. Myers Company, a jury found in favor of the claimant against his employer under Ohio’s intentional tort statute; the employer has appealed.
We’ll continue to monitor and report the outcomes of these cases as they potentially affect manufacturers.