As an employer, you must realize that not all injuries are from a physical or occupational injury. Mental stress injuries also occur and may be found to be compensable. Wisconsin is one of the few states that recognizes that mental injuries can be presented as worker’s compensation claims as..
I just celebrated another anniversary of working in the insurance industry. (I won’t tell you the year I started, but a clue is that President Ronald Reagan was still in office!) My first job with an insurance company was right out of college where I was trained and consequently gained my first..
As a claims counselor, I get a lot of questions about employees who are required to travel for their jobs. Is my employee covered when he flies to San Diego for business? What if he takes a side visit as a tourist and is injured? Where exactly is the line drawn for traveling employees?
Growing up in the Midwest, I always felt secure and never thought about horrible things that could go wrong outside of my home. I began my career in insurance working for Wausau Insurance Companies and was a multiple line claims adjuster in the areas of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and..
There are many ways claims can affect an employer's experience mod and worker's compensation premium. Here are my top 10 tips for keeping costs to a minimum:
Workers’ compensation laws are often misunderstood because they can vary significantly between states. If your employee reports an injury and you are unsure of what steps to take, you are not alone. However, regardless of your company’s geographical location, the first two days after an employee..
Whether you are a large corporation or a business owner with five employees, when you have an injured worker you need help. You can look for assistance from your insurance agent and your workers compensation insurance carrier.
My husband recently had shoulder surgery and his physician wrote him a prescription for oxycodone. He did not end up using the pills and they now sit in a bathroom drawer. How many of you have experienced the same scenario if you recently had a tooth pulled or outpatient surgery?
As a business owner, you may study many demographic factors about your employees. Do you ever think about what will happen to your older employees if they choose not to retire and want to continue to work for whatever reason? Do you see this as an advantage or disadvantage?
One of the first things we learn when we become involved in workers compensation claims management is the importance of returning the injured employee to work as soon as possible. While medical costs associated with the injury do impact your workers compensation loss ratio, lost time has a..