The Life Cycle of a Worker's Comp Claim
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand the process of a workers’ compensation claim and how to address workplace injuries before they occur.
The goal of this topic is to provide an overview of workers’ compensation systems and to describe the process by which a claim unfolds following a workplace injury. The material will address the basis of these systems, the process following a workplace injury, and the life of a resulting claim. It will also discuss strategies to reduce injuries and minimize claims, both prior to and following an injury. It will also identify other employment law concerns that often arise following an injury and during the management of the claim. The information will strive to assist in reducing premium costs, benefit exposure, and helping ensure the safety of employees.
• You will be able to discuss risks and considerations to reduce the occurrence of such injuries and to minimize claims once they occur.
• You will be able to recognize strategies for accident investigation, return-to-work programs, and medical care management.
• You will be able to explain the process by which your workers’ compensation insurance premiums are calculated and how to potentially reduce them.
• You will be able to describe how to prepare a strategy to address workplace injuries before they occur, including preparation of proper policies, and associated employment law obligations and concerns.