The First 24 Hours After an Injury

The moment an injury occurs, it initiates a sequence of events that can last for weeks or even months. But no matter how prolonged the recovery period, the first 24 hours after an injury are the most crucial. To respond effectively to an incident, the majority of the action items should occur within 24 hours.…

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Are Your Temporary Workers Covered?

Many companies are increasingly turning to staffing agencies to meet their personnel needs for a variety of reasons, including increased workloads and high employee turnover rates. Companies that use staffing agencies can save money because they avoid selecting, hiring and training new full-time employees. In addition, using staffing agencies frequently offers companies peace of mind…

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Rejected for Standard Workers’ Comp Coverage?

Most employers are required by law to obtain workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees injured on the job. Unfortunately, not all businesses are able to purchase workers’ comp in the regular insurance market. That’s where assigned risk plans come in. Also known as assigned risk pools or the residual market, assigned risk plans were established…

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Workers’ Compensation vs. Family Leave

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued revised regulations addressing certain situations where the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) might overlap with workers’ compensation coverage. Based on those regulations and a series of DOL letter rulings, here are answers to some frequent questions: Can FMLA leave happen concurrently with a workers’ compensation absence? When…

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Workers’ Compensation: The Importance of Processes

“Trust the process,” goes the saying. That’s especially true when it comes to the topic of workers’ compensation (WC). Often perceived as costly and confusing, WC can make employers feel as if they’re not in control. There are steps companies can take to positively influence WC outcomes, though. Let’s take a look: More Safety Equals…

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A Supervisor’s Role in Workers’ Compensation

Supervisors play an essential role in ensuring a company’s efficiency and success. They are responsible for handling the everyday situations that help a business remain functional. Further, supervisors are also an integral part of workplace safety programs. Such programs utilize risk management techniques to keep employees safe on the job, thus reducing workers’ compensation costs.…

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