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For over twenty years Maris has focused her practice on the representation of employers, both self-insured and state-funded, in workers’ compensation matters before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and various state courts. Prior to 1997 when Maris entered private practice, she was a Hearing Officer with the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

FirefighterSince 1993, the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Act (O.R.C. §4123), has provided firefighters and police officers additional workers’ compensation benefits. Specifically, it is presumed that firefighters and police officers who suffer from cardiovascular, pulmonary, or respiratory disease after being exposed to heat, smoke, toxic gases, chemical fumes and other toxic substances during the course of their