Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply in tune with trends and developments within the industry. His passion is writing and presenting on issues largely related to immigration, and he maintains a blog on the subject at www.workingimmigrants.com.
America had a long and bloody history of injury carnage at work. The workers’ compensation system was created 100 years ago in part due to public concern about deaths and disabling injuries among rail, ... Read More
Workers’ compensation is a safety net which helps people after an injury at work.
For the worker, the originally expressed purpose was to fairly compensate them for their injuries. More recently the ... Read More
Artificial intelligence is already at work in the workers’ compensation industry, through the use of what is called machine learning. It will likely take years before machine learning becomes a staple ... Read More
What a difference a generation makes in dangers at work. Since the mid 1990s, the incidence of lost time injuries was cut in half. Yet dangerous jobs remain. What are they?
If you look at fatality ... Read More
Mark Walls and Kimberly George are on to a good idea. They say we should be aware of how personal predicaments influence recovery from work injury. In May they said that “social determinants of ... Read More
Sedgwick is the most successful business in the workers’ compensation industry, when evaluated from reported or estimated information about growth of business volume, number of employees, and investor ... Read More
State workers’ compensation funds exert a broader impact on the workers’ comp market than most people assume. In 1990, there were about 20 state sponsored insurers, virtually entirely active only ... Read More
For one-out-of-eight work injuries, doctors consider surgery as an option. One-third of lost time compensable claims involve one. I suggest we try to understand surgeries by looking at risks in perhaps a new ... Read More
It will likely take at least 10 years until a digital currency such as bitcoin is adopted by the workers’ compensation industry in a serious way. I believe it will happen. Complexity, hype and ... Read More