Christopher M. Ward, Senior Attorney with Calfee's Workers’ Compensation and OSHA and Labor and Employment practice groups, was recently quoted in an article titled "Remote Exposures Alter Complexion of Comp" by Louise Esola for Business Insurance.
The article discusses a new Ohio law, which went into effect September 23, that provides parameters for what constitutes a work-related injury outside of an employer’s physical domain. Recently, this issue has been raised in courtrooms across the country with varying results.
In the article, Chris addresses the types of injuries that the new law would not apply to, such as repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel. He explained that in Ohio, carpal tunnel syndrome is typically handled as an occupational disease rather than an injury, which has its own test to establish compensability.
Read the full Business Insurance article.
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