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COVID-19 Update: Ohio Industrial Commission

The Ohio Industrial Commission announced yesterday that all workers’ compensation hearings will be continued on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Until further notice, beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Commission will begin conducting hearings by telephone for the following issues: permanent total disability, temporary total disability or the termination of temporary total disability, wage loss, allowance and additional allowance.

Future dockets scheduled will consist of two hearings per hour and we will conduct six hours of dockets per day on the aforementioned issues.

On Wednesday, March 18, we will evaluate how best to proceed to determine if any change is needed. We will continue to evaluate the effectiveness and volume of hearings going forward until normal operations can resume.

The Industrial Commission will continue to work with our stakeholders throughout, to ensure accurate communication, along with utilizing both our public website and ICON.

**Please stay tuned to this space for further updates from the jurisdictions handled by the firm. If you have any questions about Ohio claims during this time, please feel free to reach out to Partner Scott McCain.

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