State, ex rel. Delany v. Ind. Comm., 2006-Ohio-427

The claimant sought an order requesting the payment of temporary total compensation even though she had been terminated for failing to accept a light duty job offer from the employer.  The Ohio Supreme Court agreed with our position that the claimant's actions constituted a voluntary abandonment which precluded the payment of temporary total compensation.  This decision further solidified the voluntary abandonment defense which can be utilized by all employers to defend requests for temporary total compensation by claimants who refuse light duty jobs.