• The Ohio Supreme Court Takes a New Look at Loss of Vision
  • November 8, 2011 | Author: Richard L. Johnson
  • Law Firm: Eastman & Smith Ltd. - Toledo Office
  • Recently, the Ohio Supreme Court reassessed how loss of vision is determined when an employee’s natural lens or cornea is replaced with an artificial lens or a cornea transplant. Generally, under section 4123.57(B) of the Ohio Revised Code, if an injured worker loses sight in an eye, that worker is entitled to 125 weeks of compensation. If the injured worker has permanent partial loss of sight in an eye, the compensation is a portion of the 125 weeks corresponding to the percentage of vision actually lost. An exception, however, is that no compensation will be awarded if the employee suffered less than 25% loss of uncorrected vision. Uncorrected vision means that corrective measures like contacts and glasses are not included in determining the total vision loss.