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Staying in Touch with the Injured Employee

Management and the injury coordinator must stay in touch with injured employees who are on TD or out of work. Here are some approaches the injury coordinator can use to stay in touch.

  • First Day Phone Call. This should be casual and the injury coordinator should ask open-ended questions. Our book, "Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce costs 20-50%"has a First Day Phone Call document to help structure the kinds of open-ended questions you can ask your injured employee, and help you diary all responses.
  • Get-Well Card. Sending a simple Get-Well Card conveys employer concern for the welfare of the employee, plus it does wonders by lifting the injured employee's spirits.

Get employees to participate in work-related functions. Often out-of-work employees lose touch with work and become "psychologically disemployed" so keep them involved. They tend to see themselves as set apart from the job even though their employer continues to assume financial responsibility for them.

Stay in touch by ensuring injured employees attend weekly meetings and continue to participate in work-related functions to the extent they are physically able to do so.




The cost of insurance fraud including workers compensation, automobile, and home owners insurance is estimated at 80 billion dollars a year. That is enough money to pay the salaries of every CEO of America's 500 largest companies for the next 16 years!


Have you thought about what would happen in the event you, the owner, or CEO, ever gets that dreaded call? What you do, how you do it, and how you respond to those around you is critical at this point. More from Brian Hill, owner of OshaSure. 


Get control! Employers who let the injured employees control their own medical care have higher workers compensation medical cost then the employers who are actively involved in the medical care of the injured. 

It is estimated that nearly 25% of the workers comp claims contain some element of fraud. What should you know? 


Advisen and Amaxx have teamed up to produce this comprehensive but easy to understand desk reference. Avoid common program pitfalls with this lesson plan to cost containment which is the difference between success and failure. New material in 11 chapters! This 183-page step-by-step manual is available with your company logo.

Amazingly, the employer in NY is not even notified that a hearing will occur, or what the results of the last hearing were; unless, the employer is self-insured or has given instructions to the carrier that it is to be notified of all hearings and decisions. Be the first to know! 

You are busy, we know. So Roundtable has gathered the best and most compelling stories from the workers compensation world for you. Sit back, relax, and read.

What goes around comes around. A California amusement park owner charged with WC fraud and tax evasion has entered into a plea agreement with the San Bernardino District Attorney's Office.

The Ohio BWC has awarded safety intervention grants to 16 Ohio employers. Who are the grant recipients?


New summaries for "drug testing and workers compensation state laws" for every jurisdiction are NOW posted on our website. Click on the link above to check it out.

Don't gamble when it comes to Medicare/Medicaid Compliance!  

Gould & Lamb, LLC gather together some of the industry's most respected leaders and experts to provide attendees with 2 full days of compliance education and training, as well as an exciting look into the future of Medicare/Medicaid Compliance.

In this widely acclaimed SEAK program, the nation's leading workers' compensation professionals, occupational physicians, occupational nurses, and attorneys will join together to discuss cutting edge issues. Frank discussions and lively question and answer sessions will complement each presentation.This conference is currently the largest and longest-running national workers' compensation and occupational medicine conference of its kind in the United States.

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