Supreme Court Disallows PTD and PPD in Same Claim


The Supreme Court of Ohio this week ruled that an injured worker is not entitled to both permanent and total disability (PTD) compensation and permanent partial (PPD) compensation in the same claim. The Supreme Court specifically found that state law does not permit an award of PPD compensation to an injured worker who has already been awarded PTD compensation in the same claim. This is a great decision for employers who have been faced with paying both where the Industrial Commission ruled PTD compensation was based on either the physical or psychological conditions in a claim.  Read an analysis of the case from OMA counsel, Sue Wetzel, of Bricker & Eckler.  12/8/2016