7 Secrets that Cost Your Client a Bundle on their Workers' Comp

OSHA update: Electronic record keeping, regulatory agenda, combustible dust, noise in construction
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OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application Injury Reporting is now available allowing employers to electronically enter their required 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A. The Improve Track of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule went into effect Jan. 1 with an initial compliance deadline...

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Lower Job Classifications Mean Lower Premiums
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To keep their premiums at the lowest cost each year, it’s not unusual for businesses to seek job classifications with lower ratings. Workers’ Compensation guru, David Leng, explains in his book, Stop Being Frustrated and Overcharged Year After Year by...

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Delays In Reporting Claims Can Increase Costs By Over 50%: Study
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One of the overarching principles of workers’ comp cost control is early reporting and intervention. About fifteen years ago, a groundbreaking study by the Hartford Financial Services Group found that injuries reported between the 4th and 5th week following an...

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Lawyers Say Workers’ Comp Retaliation Claims Are Increasing
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According to an article in Business Insurance (September 14, 2015), injured employees are more likely to win retaliation claims because comp cases have a lower burden of proof and there is empathy for the injured worker. It is not only...

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Eight Costly Communication Mistakes Employers Make
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Communication is an essential element in realizing business profitability, and managing workers’ comp costs is no exception. When communication suffers and an employee’s injuries are not properly managed, the experience mod goes up, premiums increase, and profits plummet. The sad...

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How To Avoid A Spike In Slip And Fall Claims During Harsh Winters
Webmaster 1 year, 8 months ago

Ice and snow-related slip and fall workers’ comp claims nearly doubled and represented one-third of claims involving time away from work last year in the Midwest area, which had a particularly harsh winter. In five Midwest states, including Michigan, Wisconsin,...

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