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Injury Management Best Practices  


Once you move from planning to the implementing of your program, injury management best practices should be the foundation of your program. Follow best practices in these ten areas.

  • Timely Reporting of Injuries and top-notch intake practices
  • Tight Post-Injury Procedures
  • Directing Medical Care
  • Frequent Employee Communication
  • Supervisor Training
  • Adjuster Interaction 
  • Mandatory Return-to-Work Program
  • TPA/carrier Compliance
  • Periodic Claim Roundtables 
  • Utilization of Medical Advisors and/or Nurse Triage
  • Strong Safety and Loss Control 

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Ten Red Flags Indicating Medical Providers May Be Over Treating    

Is your injured worker being treated by a "red flag" clinic and doctor? Check these criteria to find out!

Solutions to the American Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Part III

Stuart Colburn, Esq., for the LexisNexis Communities on Workers Compensation suggests a prescription drug monitoring program? What does a PDMP include?

Jennifer Jordan Updates Medicare Compliance Reference Guide

A year ago, when LexisNexis published the first edition of Jennifer C. Jordan's The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, the book sold like hotcakes to attorneys and others in the MSP industry. Read more about her state by state guide here.

FTC Adds New Protections for Consumers Buying Work From Home Businesses

The simplified disclosures will help prospective purchasers assess the risks of buying a business opportunity, while minimizing compliance burdens on businesses according to the FTC. Read on for more on these final amendments to the Business Opportunity Rule.


Workers Compensation Management Program 

Advisen and Amaxx have teamed up to produce a comprehensive but easy to understand desk reference. Avoid the common program pitfalls, the difference between success and failure, and purchase this 155 page step-by-step manual today. Now available with custom company logo.

Slips, Trips and Falls Add up to Big Workmans Comp Losses     

Watch your step!  SR Max is a slip resistant shoe provider. They work with businesses of all sizes to improve employee safety through customized slip resistant shoe programs to meet your specific needs.

Occupational Therapy Speeds Recovery of Severely Injured Workers     

OT is a medical practice that promotes the health of a person to recover from an injury or illness in a way that allows them to return to some degree of self sufficiency after serious injury. Read more.

OSHA Issues Revised Hazard Alert for Hair Salon Workers    

OSHA recently issues a revised hazard alert to hair salon owners and workers about potential formaldehyde exposure working with certain hair smoothing and straightening products.

Navarra Explains California WCAB Decision in Messele v. Pitco    

On September 26, 2011, the WCAB issued an en banc decision in Messele v. Pitco. What did the WCAB say? More from Attorney Albert Navarra.

Try Four NEW Employer Initiatives for Worker Comp Cost Reduction in New York     

An outline of measures that can be taken by employers to reduce NY comp expenses. Read more from Attorney Theodore Ronca.

Loophole Decision in New York Work Comp Could Impact Holidays    

"It's beginning to look a lot like" fewer holiday and seasonal employment opportunities in NY due to a decision in Hope v. Warren County Board of Elections, 2011 NY Slip Op 08543.

OSHA Cites NJ Employer for Exposing Construction Workers to Hazards    

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Illescas Brothers Construction Inc. of Paterson for exposing workers to 12 safety violations. What were they?

Massachusetts Employer Fined for Improper Removal and Disposal of Asbestos    

A Methuen, Massachusetts-based developer has been ordered to pay a fine and serve probation after pleading guilty for violating the Mass. Clean Air Act and more while working on a multi-family residence. Read more.

Nova Scotia Workers Compensation Board Accepts Privacy Recommendations    

The Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) is accepting the recommendations of a privacy review report recently unveiled by the Privacy Review Office (PRO) See the report.





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Rebecca Shafer, Attorney & Risk Consultant