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Thursday, March 1, 2018

ALERT: If your employee was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent third party on or after July 1, 2017, the BWC has a NEW PROCEDURE that may divert all the payments of benefits and compensation to the Surplus fund and remove the claim from your experience.

Mandatory documentation must be provided to the BWC including:

  • Crash Report from law enforcement agency
  • Citation showing third party fault
  • Proof of third party insurance
  • Proof the third party’s insurance company accepts responsibility

Although this process is in its infancy, it has potential for substantial COST SAVINGS in the form of potential LOWER PREMIUMS!
If you have a claim that may meet this criteria, please call us for assistance.




Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Finally, focusing attention on the epidemic opioid problem in Ohio, the state’s Medical Board is amending existing prescribing rules. These amended rules would do the following:

  1. Opioid for acute pain not more than a seven day supply.
  2. Providers may prescribe opioids in excess of supply limits only if the reason is provided in patient’s record.
  3. Additional scripts are not to exceed an average of 30 (Morphine Equivalent Dose) per day.

While there are some exceptions to these limits, physicians are also required to consider other therapy treatment options before prescribing an opioid analgesic.

Further, extended-release or long-acting opioid analgesics are not to be prescribed for the treatment of acute pain. These new requirements take effect August 31, 2017. These rules apply to all Ohio prescribers regardless of insurance coverage and allow Ohio to take a step in the right direction to control this devastating addiction.

It has yet to be determined how closely the Industrial Commission will follow these rules.

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LL Patterson LLC is founded on the principle of providing clients with exceptional and results oriented service. The singular mission of LLP is to aggressively and exclusively protect Ohio Employers’ rights in workers’ compensation, OSHA, VSSR, and employment related issues. Whether you’re in the medical or healthcare industry, the construction field, education, the corporate world, or small business, the goal remains the same: to reach final closure of your workers’ compensation claim in as little time as possible while minimizing cost.

Lisa L. Patterson understands the complex intricacies of the Ohio workers’ comp system and has sixteen years experience working with this very specific and sensitive form of law. A seasoned Ohio employers’ advocate, she will work to ensure that all parties’ claims are fairly and efficiently executed to protect your interests and assets.