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Roberto Ceniceros is senior editor at Risk & Insurance® and chair of the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. He can be reached at [email protected] Read more of his columns and features.
When dealing with injured workers, you’re dealing with human beings, and there is nothing more
fragile than humans.
Update: The deadline to submit speaker proposals for the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo has been extended to March 9th.
The difficulty in establishing objective medical opinion is an obstacle to handling workplace mental injury claims with any consistency.
Diverse state regulations create hurdles that are impeding broader utilization of telemedicine.
Payers must remain focused on preventing claims and mitigating severity.
Fear not, workers’ comp insurers. Robots and automation may create just as many jobs as they displace.
Apply now to be a presenter at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
Proactive risk managers can directly impact the direction of the workers’ comp industry.
With your input, we can build on this year’s success.
Our Vegas home base offers prime opportunities for meaningful connections during the conference.
An accurate picture of total cost of risk emboldens different management layers to work together to seek solutions.
In an area where the labor market is tight, half of all dairy-farm workers are immigrants. Losing them would double retail milk prices and increase rate of injury.
Determining total cost of risk has value; getting your hands on the right data set is the challenge.
Two recent court decisions have claims payers talking: Should injured employees be able to choose their preferred pharmacy?
Determining it may be inexact; pursuing it merits attention.
Without input from injured workers it’s unclear whether the treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries achieves the most favorable outcomes possible.
Workers’ comp insurers want to know if marijuana can effect better outcomes than opioids.
Cumulative Trauma, or CT claims, continue to harm workers and drive up costs. Defending against these claims means reducing, through analytics and engineering, the chance that workers get hurt to begin with.
Creating a “safe space” for injured workers returning to the job is a concept deserving a spotlight.
While ergonomic rules never became law, the idea alone fueled a nationwide awareness.