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Overexertion and falls on the same level are two of the top causes of disabling workplace injuries, according to Liberty Mutual’s 2019 report.
The speaker selection team for the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo has released a wish list of topics they’d like to see presented during 2019’s event in Las Vegas.
During the government shutdown, the news focused on the 800,000 furloughed workers who went without pay for over a month — and justifiably so. But in the background, another group of workers suffered.
The definitions of ‘employee’ versus ‘independent contractor’ are up for debate, leaving employers to classify workers properly and remain compliant within state laws.
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force released new guidance for pain management in the United States in the age of the opioid epidemic.
From growing employee engagement to the laws surrounding marijuana use, these are the top 5 trends to keep an eye on in workers’ compensation.
Coffee giant Starbucks and other restaurateurs are grappling with safety issues surrounding needles and other hazardous objects being left on their premises.
Don’t miss an opportunity to speak at the 28th annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo. All speaker submissions are due in by Feb. 22, 2019.
Political shifts, ACOs, soft skills, the sharing economy and more are on the radar for the workers’ comp industry in 2019.
The 2018 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study suggests leaders are shedding the confines of traditional thinking as they strive to offset continued growth of medical costs.
When a childish chase leads to broken bones, the court must decide whether the injury is covered by workers’ comp.
‘Barista wrist’ is a very real thing. Starbucks’ manager of claims explains its impact and gives insight into other restaurant risks outside the coffee shop.
The federal government shutdown will eventually reduce funding to the federal courts. That in turn will create a bottleneck and delay workers’ comp claims.
Fear of violating privacy is one reason why more organizations don’t reveal data that could help the children of injured workers get assistance.
Thomas Warsop is committed to focusing on integrated solutions that drive down the total cost of risk and deliver high-quality outcomes for York’s clients.
When a claim stalls, it’s time to call in medical professionals to apply fresh clinical eyes to the case at hand.
One woman’s journey to overcome paralyzing fear provided inspiration for workers’ comp professionals attending AWWC’s December 2018 leadership event.
Because accidents happen, the strategies an employer implements at the start of a workers’ comp claim will dictate if it becomes a legal affair. Two experts share how to avoid just that.
Payers have a smart tool at their disposal to encourage settlement acceptance, reduce the risk of liability, and do the right thing by injured workers.
Companies that have successfully hard-wired safety into their operations share these five elements, from a clear vision to enticing incentives.
There’s immeasurable benefit in reviewing what a good return-to-work program does for your workers’ compensation program.