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Avoiding Reinjuries in Workers' Compensation Claimants

OnDemand Webinar (60 minutes)

Learn common pitfalls to avoid and ensure the potential for new claims and injuries are mitigated.According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the United States Department of Labor, the cumulative cost across the nation of occupational illnesses, injuries, and deaths runs in the billions of dollars. This topic will relate practical ways and methodologies designed to bring this expense down. You can expect to learn practical ways to avoid the common, reoccurring pitfalls that happen when workers' compensation claimants return to work so as to mitigate the risk of reinjuries, new claims, and even possible litigation.

Authors

Kathleen M. Bonczyk, MBA, Esq., Workplace Violence Prevention Institute

Agenda

Introduction

• The Quantitative and Qualitative Costs of Worker's Compensation Claims

• Risk Mitigation: An Overview

• Management's Role in Minimizing the Potential for Worker Injuries and Reinjuries

Minimizing the Potential for Claims and the Manager's Toolkit

• Steps to Take When Returning the Claimant to the Workplace

• Training and Staffing Levels

• Case Study

Workplace Safety Plans and Employee Reporting Systems

• Recommendations for the Written Safety Plan

• Safety Audits

• Building Successful Employee Safety Reporting Systems

Pitfalls and Mistakes to Avoid

• Unique Employee Relations Issues

• Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

• Minimizing the Risk of Legal Exposure When Returning Injured Employees to Work