ACHIEVING SUCCESS TIPS
Visit Your Adjusters, and Learn
Plan a "chair-side" visit with your third-party administrator or carrier to learn, well, everything you can about how your claims are handled including:
- How your intake is done.
- How more proactive and involved clients handle intake.
- Ask to see every possible vendor available for intake solutions.
- Make communication aids available such as telephone and lanyard labels & instruction books, to ensure the injured employee can contact the correct service easily and without delay.
- Sit with intake coordinator, med-only and lost time adjusters and ask: "What happens next?' "What follows that?"
Everything you need to know about medical care coordination is at your fingertips in our WC Book chapter on reporting the injury. Order your book today and learn how to implement a nurse triage program as part of your injury-reporting program.
Manage Your Workers Compensation Program: Reduce Costs 20-50%, includes chapters on nearly every aspect of setting up & implementing a WC program. Think of it as a "how-to" teaching tool, guiding you step-by-step, to achieve your fully functioning workers compensation program. Learn more at: www.WCMANUAL.com
EMPLOYERS COST REDUCTION NEWS
WorkCompResearch, the nation's leading workers compensation Compliance and Regulatory Research System, has recently added a new Custom Comparison Report Generator.
Key Reasons Workers Compensation Claims Take So Long to Close Claim counts are going up nationwide and claims are being held open longer due to multiple forces. How to you get a claim closed for good even in these economic times?
The 8 Sections of Your Workers Compensation Insurance Policy
Lost in translation? Let us translate the "Insurance Speak" of your workers compensation policy into language every employer can understand.
New Edition of Employee Whistleblower Manual Unveiled by OSHA
The new Whistleblower Investigations Manual by OSHA is set to contain some key changes including updates to case handling and improving the quality of investigations and much more.
8.44 Million Dollar Grants for Mine Health and Safety Training Noted by OSHA
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration recently announced that it has allocated grants to provide federally mandated training to minors. Who receives these grants?
Six New Yorkers Indicted for Falsifying Testing and Inspection Reports At Major Construction Sites
Corruption: A testing and laboratory company ASTC submitted thousands of fake tests and false reports for major private and public sites such as Yankee stadium for years to obtain work. How could this happen?
Reduce Workers Comp 20%-50%
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California Insurance Fraudster Gets 3 Years for Failure to Pay Restitution
One phony accident claim and refusing to pay a $75.000 restitution lands one Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., woman in state prison. She refused to pay while employed and owning property.
Texas Division of Workers Compensation Approves 14 for Self Insurance
Under Texas Law, private companies can self insure for workers comp claims while still being protected under the Texas Workers Compensation Act for the company and its employees.
Woman Fired After Alleging Harassment, Court Takes her Side
A federal district court judge in Milwaukee entered a consent decree resolving an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. EEOC against a major Wisconsin building products company.
New Zealand Forestry Worker Injured In Safe Area
A Hokitika forestry worker was off work for months with debilitating injuries after he was hit by a log while in a designated safe area in New Zealand. What simple process would have prevented these injuries?
Canadian Worker Burned: New Safety Measures Put in Place
A worker who sustained burn injuries while changing grease in a fryer at a plant in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, has prompted the implementation of several safety measures. What are they?
Trial Postponed in Case Involving Alberta Stage Collapse
The trial is adjourned in the case against three companies charged in the 2009 fatal stage collapse at a popular annual country music festival near Camrose, Alta. When will the case be back in session?
Changes Aim for Swifter Justice over British Welsh Workplace Deaths
More health and safety prosecutions will take place before Inquest as changes to a key agreement between those who investigate and prosecute work-related deaths seek to speed up justice in England.
Squalid Camp in British Columbia Lead to Long Overdue Wages
Some long overdue wages are finally being paid to 57 tree planters, more than a year after they were found without adequate food, water or shelter in a remote camp in southeastern B.C.
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