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When an athlete is injured, trainers rush in and assist the player to the bench for treatment. A large chain of discount stores, 99 Cents Only, implemented the same model for workplace injuries.
Elizabeth Ruff has developed a reputation as a “difference-maker.” It began with wrestling an unruly lost-time culture to the ground.
Dr. Frank Tomecek is using advanced diagnostics to reduce surgery frequency.
Tim Davidson completely overhauled his company’s return-to-work program.
Obesity could push up health care and workers’ comp costs, but wellness programs may dull the impact.
Modified duty and return-to-work programs are making a comeback.
Skip Smith, of Hooters of America, can point to numerous mentors who aided him.
Learn how to help adjusters achieve good results for payers and workers’ compensation claimants.
A case of mistaken identity helps out a claims adjuster during an investigation.
NWCDC leaders discuss what 2014 attendees can look forward to.
An influx of new insureds is not the only risk that could delay the treatment of injured workers.
Employers make jobs conditional on physical fitness.
A unique program is giving Wash. employers serious motivation to keep injured workers on the job.
Guidance for proposing speakers and topics to present at the national conference.
A routine back injury evolves into chronic pain.
Baby boomers are delaying retirement, which has benefits as well as risks for employers.
A 49-year-old chemist working in Frankfurt, Germany, was left paralyzed after an accident.
An already fragile bank teller is knocked down and cannot get back up, thanks to her appetite for prescription painkillers.