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How to Tell If You Need a Nurse Case Manager 10/22/2009
By: Robert Elliott
State: NA | Segment: | 253 | 0
By Robert ElliottNurse case managers  (NCMs) coordinate medical care and determine extent of disability in a workers' compensation claim.  However, there are times when the NCM doesn't serve a specific purpose and is assigned to the claim to get the claim moving.  ...Read More
 
 
How to Devise a Letter to Get Your Injured Employee Back to Work 10/13/2009
By: Robert Elliott
State: NA | Segment: | 229 | 0
By Robert ElliottHere are some tips on how to get your injured employee to turn in a work ability form (WAF). You may call it an injury form or medical treatment form, or some other name.The work ability form  is the best method to get your injured employee back to work....Read More
 
 
Heath Care Reform Must Have Serious Cost Controls 09/16/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 223 | 0
By Joe PadudaThe reports from consulting firms Segal and Aon that health benefit costs will jump more than 10% next year shows exactly what we're in for if health care reform efforts fail.And by "reform," I mean reform with strong cost controls.When costs incr...Read More
 
 
How to Request WC Return-to-Work Status from Your Adjuster 09/01/2009
By: Robert Elliott
State: NA | Segment: | 297 | 0
By Robert ElliottEstablishing your company as thorough, polite and professional are key components to smooth workers' compensation resolution.A polite e-mail to your adjuster requesting return-to-work status keeps the time line moving along, even if the employee isn't...Read More
 
 
How Your Facebook Profile Can Hurt Your Disability Case 07/17/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 249 | 0
By Jonathan GinsbergI recently ran across a very timely post on Jim Reed's New York Injury Law blog entitled "When Facebook Isn't a Friend to Your Personal Injury Case."   Jim correctly points out that the default privacy setting on Facebook is essentially "no privacy" ...Read More
 
 
How to Estimate the Value of Your Impairment 07/01/2009
By: Richard E. Falcone
State: CO | Segment: | 191 | 0
By Richard E. FalconeI received a comment on this subject from someone and I thought it deserved a posting on this Blog. First, any impairment rating may or may not be correct. Any of the parties may be able to dispute the rating or number and this often happens for the...Read More
 
 
How Is Work Comp Doing? The Details... 05/08/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 279 | 0
By Joe PadudaDennis Mealy, chief actuary for the National Council on Compensation Insurance, got into the details with his State of the Line address at NCCI's annual conference in Orlando, Fla. We'll focus on workers' comp, but it's important to remember comp is a part of...Read More
 
 
H1N1 Flu and WC, Fresh Dawn for State WCC 05/06/2009
State: IL | Segment: | 372 | 0
By Keefe, Campbell & Associates Synopsis: Dealing with H1N1 swine flu claims in workers' compensation.Editor's comment: For the academics out there, a legal concern about a worker becoming sick is an "occupationa...Read More
 
 
Hate Crime Designation May be Defense to Avoid Comp Payout 01/28/2009
State: MN | Segment: | 222 | 0
By Jerry SiskRecently in California a sales clerk was stabbed to death at a Dollar Tree Store while she was working her shift. Afterward, the work comp insurer denied the deceased's family dependency benefits on the basis that the victim's killer was motivated for personal ...Read More
 
 
How to Ease the Pain of Workers' Back Pain 11/18/2008
State: NA | Segment: | 226 | 0
By Russell R. OliverFor employers, back pain is a big pain.One estimate pegs the tab for workers’ compensation costs and time lost from work due to back pain at $25 billion a year.Workers’ compensation insurance costs U.S. employers 2% to 4% of their g...Read More
 
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