If you think your insurance carrier is paying all costs associated with a workers’ compensation claim, think again. The insurance company is responsible for the direct costs of a claim but what about indirect costs?
Workers’ compensation laws are complicated, we get it! Do you sometimes wonder what mythical cipher was used to create the secret code used in claims communications? Acronyms and terminology for workers’ compensation claims vary depending on the nature of injury and the progression of the claim.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) prevents injuries in the workplace. PPE is vital to employee safety. It should be considered as a line of defense between the worker and the hazard, and, it is required under OSHA regulations.
The OSHA record keeping rule requires certain employers to keep a log of serious injuries and illnesses throughout the year and then post a summary for three months beginning on February 1st each year.
The backbone of a good safety program is prevention. As an employer, it’s important to assess potential hazards in your workplace and act to address them. It’s equally important for employees to take ownership of their own safety.
Does prompt reporting of a workers’ compensation claim make a difference? The answer is yes. Reporting an injury to your workers’ comp carrier as soon as possible is as important for you as it is to your employee.