Archive for July, 2017

Why There Are Too Many Slips, Trips, And Falls

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by admin@iwcp

Employers have spent a lot of time and money on the traditional solutions to slips, trips, and falls, which occur in almost every type of workplace, yet they still account for: More than 95 million lost work days per year – about 65 percent of all work days lost 15 percent of all accidental deaths […]

Painkillers: Costly For Employers And Deadly For Employees

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by admin@iwcp

The National Safety Council’s (NSC) recently issued the report, Prescription Pain Medications: A Fatal Cure for Injured Workers, identifies 15 court cases from 2009 through 2015, where an employer was sued because of the prescribed use of opioids to treat workplace injuries. Many injured workers who were prescribed opioid painkillers have become addicted, suffered additional […]

How To Ensure You Are Not Overcharged In The Premium Audit

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by admin@iwcp

Many businesses accept on “good faith” that the Workers’ Comp audit is done correctly. Yet, the audit process is complex and prone to many errors and omissions. Since a Workers’ Compensation premium is estimated initially, the actual cost is determined through the premium audit, which can result in higher and unexpected costs. There are two […]