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These four cases could spell ongoing headaches for the organizations involved, and huge payouts for their insurers.
Employers must recognize that purely psychological injuries can be compensable under certain circumstances.
New research indicates that the average time it takes to process Medicare Set-Asides is on a downward trend, among other findings.
A side effect of the ACA is increased billing pressure on the workers’ comp industry. Beware of rising costs.
WC professionals should help slay the dragon, not facilitate the creation of new addicts.
FM Global’s Janine Pitocco stresses early reporting of unsafe conditions.
Patty Hostine kept injured workers working and kept the company from drowning in claims costs.
Dr. Frank Tomecek is using advanced diagnostics to reduce surgery frequency.
Despite taking on the work of two men, Dan Holden excelled in his role as risk manager, saving his company millions in short order.
A look at the latest decisions affecting the industry.
The increasing number of vacant properties creates a toxic brew of environmental risks.
The best claims-handling practices depend on hiring good people.
A killer hangover turns an easy assignment into a job-threatening tangle.
As hiring growth begins to outpace claims volume growth, what will that mean for claims management organizations?
NIOSH cites the reducing occupational disease and injuries — including workers’ comp costs — as the top reasons to implement workplace tobacco interventions.
For an accident related to a social event to be compensable, courts say the event must benefit the employer in some way.
Employers must clearly establish whether recreational or social activities are voluntary or required aspects of employment.
After a telecommuter died of an embolism, her husband claimed it was because her work required her to sit for long hours. The court disagreed.
California’s culture of “informal” employment in construction is putting workers at extreme risk and shorting the state’s workers’ comp system.
The complexities and nuances of these risks make it impossible for risk managers to find total coverage.
Employers must select the TPA best equipped to manage employees’ health and well-being.