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Winter Forecast Workers’ Compensation Claims Likely to Rise

Winter Forecast: Workers’ Compensation Claims Likely to Rise

The winter months are notorious for presenting extra challenges to business owners. Cold weather brings seasonal risks to employees of any organization, and occupational insurance claims typically rise as a result. While workplace injuries can occur at any time of the year, winter’s unique risks require employers to take additional measures to keep employees safe. With winter-oriented safety strategies, employers can better manage workers’ compensation and occupational insurance costs. 

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Occupational Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses That Are Not Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Occupational Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses That Are Not Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Businesses around the world have a duty to their employees to provide safe workplaces free of the hazards that can result in injury. Workplace injuries are some of the most costly incidents that employers face; even in low-risk professions, work-related injuries account for billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. Workers’ compensation and occupational insurance plans help to defray some of the costs associated with workplace injuries, providing coverage for medical expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, not all injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, and it is imperative that employers understand what is and what is not covered.

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The Warning Signs of Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Warning Signs of Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

If an employee is injured in the workplace, workers’ compensation insurance is often the means by which the injured worker can cover the costs associated with lost wages and medical expenses. Workers’ compensation is required by most states, and employers of any size may offer this valuable occupational insurance coverage as an employee benefit. Unfortunately, there has been a rise in abuse of workers’ comp systems, with fraudulent claims causing an upheaval in coverage and costs. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the warning signs that may come from fraudulent workers’ comp claims, giving you the tools you need to identify fraud before it negatively impacts your overhead expenses. 

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What Businesses Can Do to Improve Occupational Safety

What Businesses Can Do to Improve Occupational Safety

Workplace accidents can occur at any place and at any time. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly three million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2017. While the frequency and number of these workplace-related injuries are on the decline, employers still face substantial risks in their operations. Injuries occurring in the workplace account for billions of dollars in losses, including financial losses as well as losses in productivity. Occupational insurance has long been a part of the risk management protocol, but much more is needed to eliminate the sources of injury. In this guide, we will illustrate some of the steps businesses can take to improve occupational safety, reducing injury rates and their corresponding financial impacts.

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Occupational Accident Insurance Could Be the Answer in the "Gig Economy"

Occupational Accident Insurance Could Be the Answer in the “Gig Economy”

The workplace in America has shifted in recent years. What used to be a fairly straightforward organization of employers and employees has transformed to a large degree toward on-demand workers coordinated by employers, staffing management agencies, and online entities. This type of work organization is often referred to as the “gig economy”; workers being paid by job rather than receiving an hourly wage, or workers that log into an online app or platform to conduct their work. In some cases, these employer/employee arrangements can lead to significant hurdles when it comes to a business protecting both its assets and its employees from liability claims. Read more