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- COMPLICATING FACTORS. // Business Insurance;8/13/2012, Vol. 46 Issue 32, p03
The article enumerates the factors that can extend the duration of a workers compensation claim including failing to contact the injured worker, failing to investigate contributing factors and assuming the claim will not escalate.
- BROKEN PROMISE: THE DEMISE OF "SURE AND CERTAIN RELIEF" UNDER THE NORTH DAKOTA WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT. HAAS, DEAN J. // North Dakota Law Review;2013, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p611
The workers' compensation bargain in which employees gave up the ability to sue their employers in exchange for "sure and certain relief' is premised on the economic theory that such voluntary agreement between competing interests promotes efficiency in an unfettered market. The cost of workers'...
- Putting A Premium On SAFETY. Scheuermann, Caitlyn // Cleaning & Maintenance Management;Aug2013, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p42
The article highlights the benefits of creating a safer work environment in the U.S. It notes that workplace fatalities, job-related injuries and illnesses have dropped over 65% since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s. It stresses that...
- Serious workplace injuries decline. // Industrial Engineer: IE;Apr2006, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p11
The article highlights a Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index which reports a 6.2 percent decline in the number of serious workplace injuries. U.S. workers' compensation benefits totaled $50.8 billion for the most disabling injuries in 2003. Although the costs are significant, the annual growth...
- 5 Guidelines Ease the Pain of Billing Workers' Compensation. // Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert;Mar2012, Vol. 4 Issue 3, pp21
The article offers information on the five guidelines in handling the challenges in billing worker's compensation (WC) for foot injury. It states that practice on WC claim should start prior the patient comes in into the office and the first question to give to the patient is whether the injury...
- Careful with the load. // BRW;8/23/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 33, p18
The article reports that the lifting, loading and shifting of materials is the most common cause of workplace injury in New South Wales, accounting for approximately 17,000 workers' compensation claims each year, according to WorkCover NSW. Industrial injuries result in $370 million in claims...
- NEARLY 75% OF MANUFACTURERS BELIEVE WORKPLACE SAFER. // Electro Manufacturing;Jul2006, p2
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- Loss control, managing claims key to workers' comp. Arcamonte // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;09/27/99, Issue 322517, p13
Discusses ways for managing the incidence of on-the-job employee injuries. Creation of a safety program to minimize the accidents from happening within the workplace; Management of claims over the injury once an employee has been injured; Complexity of workers' compensation insurance.
- Liability Rules, Compensation Systems and Safety at Work in Europe. Parsons, C. // Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice;Jul2002, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p358
This paper begins by tracing the development of work injury compensation systems in Europe and discussing their rationale. It goes on to classify and compare compensation systems, exploring, in particular, the relationship between employersï¿½ liability and workersï¿½ compensation regimes....