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  • Airline Attendant Injured While Returning From Dinner Not Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

    Injuries which occur outside the employer’s premises generally create challenges for the Commission and courts attempting to determine compensability.  The workers’ compensation statute requires that injuries occur “in the course of” employment and “arise out of employment” to be compensable.

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  • Court of Appeals Finds Internally Inconsistent Reports Cannot Support PTD

    Permanent total disability compensation is compensation of last resort and can be awarded only upon a showing by the claimant that he/she is incapable of sustained remunerative employment.  Although neither the workers’ compensation statute nor the administrative rules define sustained remunerative employment, the Ohio Supreme Court has held that part-time work may constitute sustained remunerative employment.

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  • Bureau Rule Restricting Opioid Use Effective January 1, 2018

    The opioid epidemic in this country, and particularly in Ohio is no secret. In 2016, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation promulgated a groundbreaking rule addressing opioid prescriptions to help curtail opioid addiction among injured workers.  The rule, Ohio Admin.Code 4123-6-27.7, is designed to encourage physicians to incorporate best clinical practices when prescribing opioids for treating injured workers, especially those in the chronic phase of pain management.

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  • Workers’ Compensation Basics for Beginners FULL WEBINAR

    Are you new to the world of workers’ compensation? Experienced workers’ compensation attorney Janelle Matuszak presents a free 60 minute webinar breaking down Ohio workers’ compensation basics. Part 1 of this webinar series includes discussions on: the hearing process, common compensation and disability issues, permanent total disability, and more. Watch Part 1 of Workers’ Compensation Basics for Beginners below.

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