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Communicate Your Work Comp Program So Employees Use It

Having a great workers’ comp program is meaningless if your employees don’t know about it and use it. To get your employees to know about ...

Massachusetts Employer Cited after Supervisor’s Death

The death of one man on the job has led to a sizable fine for one Massachusetts business.   A 35-year-old sanitation supervisor at a New Bedford ...

Cavalcade of Risk #213

Econ-blogger extraordinaire Jason Shafrin hosts this week's short but eclectic collection of risk-related posts, from life and health insurance to Worker's Comp, and plenty in-between: ...

Injury Prevention: Look In Mirror, “You’re Looking At The Problem”

All injuries are preventable. If you really think about it, if everyone did everything they were supposed to do accidents probably would never happen.   Sure equipment ...

3 Reasons Why Comp Claims Seem To Go On Forever

Over the years, I’ve had safety directors or claims managers tell me that workers compensation claims move slower than a 1 legged dog on tranquilizers.  ...

Texas DWC Accepting Comments on Injured Employee Ruling

Officials in the Lone Star State are looking at a ruling that would help injured workers.   The Texas Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) noted recently that ...

Appellate Division Reverses Judge Of Compensation And Remands Case To A Different Judge

Mary Liu worked as a dealer at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City.  On November 10, 2012, she was dealing a game of poker.  A customer ...

Grief Counseling For Work Comp Saves In More Ways Than One

Severe injuries can take a tremendous personal toll on a work force, as well as the families of the injured worker.  Employers are also recognizing ...

Pair of Ohio Men Tagged for Comp Fraud

Authorities in the Buckeye State moved quickly recently to arrest a pair of men on workers compensation fraud charges.   In the first case, a St. Clairsville ...

Why NY Workers Comp Proceedings Sooooo Slow”

New York comp claims, even the simplest ones, can take a shocking amount of time to work their way through the claims process. No one ...

Get a Handle on Your Account Handling Instructions

Whether you a large or small business or organization, the goal of making sure you stay on top of the financial books is essential. In ...

Eight New State-Specific Studies Note New Predictors

In an effort to better identify post-injury workplace outcomes, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) unveiled a recent report.   Eight new state-specific studies from WCRI identified ...

2014 second quarter case summaries

South Dakota Supreme CourtWhitesell v. Rapid Soft Water & AcuityJames Leach/Charles LarsonIssue: Whether a workers’ compensation carrier must pay the full amount of medical expenses ...

South Dakota Supreme Court rules on reimbursement issue

Issue: Whether a workers’ compensation carrier must pay the full amount of medical expenses incurred or whether it has to simply reimburse the health carrier ...

Avoid Penalties in Work Comp Claim Denials and Errors

Over the last several years, states have taken a proactive approach to penalizing “frivolous” denials of primary liability in workers’ compensation claims. As a result, ...

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