What Ohio Employers Should Know About Light Duty Job Offers


OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, says, “A light duty job offer can be an effective way of returning an employee to work while he or she recovers from work-related injuries and, at the same time, can save employers significantly in terms of management and claims costs.” However, “Mistakes that often occur include having no proof that the injured worker actually received the written light duty offer, waiting too long to provide the offer, making an offer that does not comply with the injured worker’s restrictions, and failing to update an offer to comply with restrictions that may have been updated or changed.” OMA Workers’ Compensation Services members should consult with their OMA workers’ compensation account manager when considering using light duty.  Read more from Dinsmore.