What Is the Test for Scheduled Loss Awards ?
In State ex rel. Alcoa Bldg. Products v. Indus. Comm., 102 Ohio St.3d 341, 2004 Ohio 3166, 810 N.E.2d 946, the Ohio Supreme Court reiterated the test for scheduled loss awards: whether for all practical purposes, the claimant lost the use of the body member to the same extent as if it had been amputated or otherwise physically removed.
The court, however, through its citation to Curran v. Walter E. Knipe & Sons, Inc. (1958), 185 Pa.Super. 540, 547, 138 A.2d 251, clarified that the injured member need not be of absolutely no use in order for the claimant to have lost the use of it for all practical intents and purposes.