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.
A lot has been said about the maturing of workers’ compensation. The frequency of injuries will continue to decline by a faster rate than the increase in the workforce, resulting in an absolute ... Read More
Close to thirty years of comparative studies of nursing homes show how people can look at work injury risk in three ways.
The choice of worksite should not be a surprise. Healthcare facilities are a ... Read More
Many injured workers who undergo spinal surgery fail to benefit from it. There are two main explanations. One is that the surgeon did a procedure that was not really suited for the spinal problem. ... Read More
Premiums are down. Recent rate filings of the National Council on Compensation Insurance lower the cost of insurance by an average of 10%. The opioid scourge has been shrinking. Now one massive cloud ... Read More
Conversations at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference led me to see two possible paths for artificial intelligence in workers’ comp claims. We tend to focus on the more ... Read More
The workers’ comp system is supposed to be predictable, accountable and biased towards inclusiveness. It’s news when state politicians vote to make their system unpredictable, unaccountable and ... Read More
Employers are saddled with $10 billion in annual medical and wage replacement costs of non-occupational disability insurance. This insurance covers only a fraction of the workforce. The total costs of ... Read More
Screwing Up Workplace Violence Bigly We know that workplace violence has become a very big issue in the world of workers’ compensation. The nation continues to see an uptick in the number of incidents and severity of injuries from this ...