Rebecca Shafer is an attorney and expert in workers compensation cost containment. Since 1991 she has utilized her expertise in working with employers to target savings opportunities and reduce their workers compensation costs. Her clients have included airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. Her greatest strength is helping clients properly assess their problems and move from assessment to implementation. Her work with insurance brokers and position as litigation manager for a Fortune 500 company have given her a broad perspective on how to manage workers compensation within an organization. She is an accomplished writer, speaker, and publisher. She serves on the Executive Committee of LexisNexis Workers Compensation Law Community. She is the author of Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%. She can be reached at RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com
An injury is an injury. Structurally something occurs within the body that leads to being uncomfortable and in pain. The goal is always to get back to pain-free as quickly as possible.
But this goal is ... Read More
Catastrophic injuries can be challenging, expensive, and devastating — for the injured worker, her family, and the employer. Managing them takes specialized skill and collaboration among experts who ... Read More
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Subrogation is a large part of the investigation and handling of insurance injury claims. Most times a lot of carriers will sign off on subro because they feel the injury was due to operator error or a ... Read More
Workers in the claims profession and also on the employer side will often only think of claims as costs of wage loss and medical exposure. It is true that those costs are the ones on the surface. The injured ... Read More
By reading adjudicated workers compensation fraud case histories, reviewing state statistics for investigations, prosecutions, restitutions, fines, and imprisonments it quickly becomes clear that the ... Read More
Trends in the Workers' Compensation Industry Insurance experts and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) predict the workers’ compensation system will remain strong and resilient despite the uncertainties ...