The Workmen's Compensation system, which has been a part of Ohio law since May 31, 1911, represents a sharp departure in concept from the earlier methods of redressing work injuries. Under Workmen's,Compensation, neither the negligence of the employer nor that of, the employee plays any part in the determination of the employee's entitlement to the stated benefits. It is the fact of injury sustained in the course of and arising out of employment which is critical.
James L. Young, Processing a Workmen's Compensation Case in Ohio, 17 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 103 (1968)