Apportionment of death benefit

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 25, 2015 | General Information

If there is more than one wholly dependent person at the time of the workers’ death, R.C. § 4123.59(B) requires the Industrial Commission to apportion the award among all such dependents. The Industrial Commission may apportion the benefits “as it deems equitable in the circumstances of each particular case.” The Commission has no obligation to make an equal apportionment among those claimants who were totally dependent upon the decedent.

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