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Bring Labor Unions On Board


In our Best Practices series, today we address the role of the injury coordinator who is the pivotal implementer of injury management.



Bring Labor Unions on Board by talking to labor unions early in the process. Discussion topics can include seniority, supplemental pay, and transitional duty. Obtain their buy-in by incorporating their opinions into the process whenever feasible.



Identify "collateral source benefits" - those perks your company or union offers which may enrich an employee who is not working and develop work-around strategies to facilitate return to work.



Calculating wages in a workers comp claim can be confusing, especially within the jurisdiction of which the claim resides. How to calculate partial wages, regular wage loss, and more. 

Mistakes cause claim cost to increase. There will not be a list of common claims handling mistakes on the insurance company's website or TPA's website. So we present some common claims handling errors.

The level and quality of communications will often make a difference in the final outcome of the workers comp claim. Communications can be formal and informal. Read on. 
An IME is the utilization of a medical specialist to examine the employee, to review the employee's medical history, to provide a diagnosis, and to provide a prognosis. 

We live in an interconnected world.  It seems everyone has a Facebook page these days to stay in contact with friends, family, groups, hobbyists, and more. So what are some red flags for the claims adjuster?

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