There are several advantages to having a structured return to work program, all of which can shorten the length of the lost time claim, thus reducing the overall cost of the work comp claim and your workers compensation program. Reduction of lost time reduces overall cost of the workers compensation claim Gain control over the» Read Full Article
Time can work for you or against you in the workers compensation system. There are three critical timing aspects in regards to workers compensation claims: Timely investigation (see 3 common mistakes of accident investigation) Timely medical treatment Addressing return-to-work intentions To learn more about these three critical areas, watch this quick video…
It’s important to understand how having a relationship with an occupational medical facility, and physicians can play in your favor when it comes to reducing workers compensation claims. Showing sincere interest in getting the injured worker back to work, having the physician understand your work environment and a willingness to work together can all help to» Read Full Article
There are three common mistakes we find companies making when it comes to their accident investigation: Lack of training on why the accident investigation form is important; Poor accident investigation forms; and Lack of follow-through on valuable information gleaned from the accident investigation. This quick video explains these three common mistakes of accident investigation. Poor» Read Full Article
Having a structured return-to-work program has several benefits, the most important of which is the reduction of lost-time (lost-time has 3 times greater impact on your workers compensation premium dollars than a no-lost-time claim). Other benefits include having more control over the claim itself, better observation of the recovery process, and an overall better experience for the employee.» Read Full Article
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has expanded their scope of potential situations where workers compensation benefits may be suspended as the result of termination – here are the three exceptions.
Keeping track of claim reserves can help control WC costs and help the experience mod for Wisconsin businesses.
The Wisconsin State Supreme Court says a brake maker wasn’t negligent in a machinist’s death. Walter Tatera, a former Hales Corners machine shop worker, died of cancer in 2004. His estate sued FMC Corp., a Milwaukee brake manufacturer, alleging disks the company sent to Tatera’s shop contained asbestos and caused his cancer. A Milwaukee judge» Read Full Article
Interstate Roofing has saved $1.3 million in premium since beginning their MOD management efforts with R&R Insurance.
“I can’t begin to explain what Jamie and R&R have done for us. In 2002 PLM had a mod factor of 1.15. We now boast a .69 mod. We have a fantastic safety program and a 45% reduction in premium. This reduction occurred during a huge company growth period.” Grant Pozorski Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc.