Prescription medications are a necessary, albeit expensive component of any self-insured workers’ compensation program. Unfortunately, injured workers are often prescribed unnecessary prescription drugs which can lead to dangerous health conditions and increased complexity of workers’ compensation claims. Physicians continue to prescribe and dispense opioids which are the most expensive therapy class in workers’ compensation. Studies
Maris J. McNamara
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.
Ohio House Bill 447 Limits Workers Compensation Coverage For Remote Employees
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of employees who work remotely. According to Forbes, pre-pandemic, roughly five percent of full-time employees with office jobs worked primarily from home. According to projections, twenty- five percent of all professional jobs will be remote by the end of 2022. As such, employees…
Firefighters Gain New Workers’ Compensation Rights
Since 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…