In State ex re. Nyitray v. Industrial Commission, the Ohio Supreme Court recently overruled State ex rel. Spiker v. Industrial Commission, a forty year-old case which had interpreted two important sections of the Ohio Workers' Compensation Act. Under the new ruling, dependents of workers who die from work-related injuries or occupational diseases will be eligible to receive death benefits as well as compensation which had accrued to the worker up until the time of his death.
O'Connor, Mary Clare
"Eligibility to Receive Death Benefits Plus Accrued Compensation; State ex rel. Nyitray v. Industrial Commission,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 17
, Article 7.
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