by Dave Schmitt
In a very interesting development, a class action lawsuit was filed this week against the Bureau of Worker's Compensation (BWC) in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.
The suit alleges that the BWC fails to enforce state law that requires a medical examination within 30 days of the conclusion of any employee's first 90 days on disability benefits, forcing the plaintiff, and all employers, to pay additional premiums and excess disability benefits.
The case is captioned: Ward Construction v. Stephen Buehrer. The full text of the case has not been made available yet. We'll post it here as soon as it's available.It will be interesting to follow the developments as this case moves through the system. Stay tuned.