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Ohio workers’ comp fund to return $1 billion to employers

Ohio’s governor and the state workers’ compensation fund want to return $1 billion in dividends to Ohio businesses, bolster workplace safety initiatives, and modernize the way employers pay into the fund.

An extra $1 billion dollars and nothing about improving benefits for injured workers, expanding vocational rehabilitation, or providing reasonable reimbursement for medical providers.  Every day the Bureau, Self-Insured employers, and the Managed Care Organizations turn down hundreds and hundreds of requests for treatment.

Ohio law requires that the workers' compensation laws be "liberally construed" in favor of injured workers.  This corporate welfare give-away certainly fails the smell test.

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