Top 5 Workers Compensation Claims


cases per 100 full-time workers. For this reason, companies are required to carry workerscompensation insurance. Workers Compensation Insurance 101. For those who are unfamiliar, workerscompensation laws are set in place to make sure an employee injured at work will receive compensation to replace lost wages and medical expenses. Clumsy people have continued to spark laughter and lighten up the workplace for years.

Navigating Workers Compensation Claims After an Injury

Ms. Career Girl

The post Navigating Workers Compensation Claims After an Injury appeared first on Ms. While you should do what you can to avoid injury, it would be in your best interest to know about the workers compensation process before the injury occurs. The sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your workers compensation benefits. File the Workers Compensation Claim. In South Carolina that organization is the WorkersCompensation Commission.


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Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


Workers Compensation Definition. Workers compensation is defined as a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. Because Workers Compensation are state programs, they are unique and specific to each and every state. Maine – Maine Compensation Board.

Episode 28 – FMLA, Workers’ Compensation & Disability Update


A few weeks back, we had our Triple Threat webinar discussing FMLA, WorkersCompensation and Disability on Blogging4Jobs. Episode 28: Your FMLA, WorkersCompensation & Disability Questions Answered. In the HR world, one area that is hard to keep up with is the employment law landscape and eligibility requirements especially in the areas that I call the Triple Threat which are ADA, FMLA and WorkersCompensation.

4 Tips for Navigating Workers’ Comp in Your Business

Evil HR Lady

Workers’ comp covers your employees should they get injured while on the job. According to GTM Payroll Service’s list of WorkersCompensation Requirements, it’s mandatory for your company to have workerscompensation insurance in most states. Here are some tips on the workers comp process from filing to the claim process: To keep reading, click here: 4 Tips for Navigating Workers’ Comp in Your Business.

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Knowing Your Legal Rights as an Intern

Ms. Career Girl

This means those who participate in internships will not be compensated for their time spent in the office. WorkersCompensation Coverage for Interns. Workerscompensation helps employers and employees when injuries in the workplace happen. Because interns are not considered employees in the traditional sense, it can be confusing to know whether or not they are protected under a business’s workerscompensation insurance plan.

What You’re Entitled To After Being Hurt On The Job

Career Realism

Simply put, workerscompensation is a type of legally mandated insurance that covers employees who are hurt on the job. Due to the scale of workerscompensation programs, the impact on public health organizations is high. In some states, small companies or companies in certain industries may be exempt from the workerscompensation requirements. As a public health matter, workerscompensation raises interesting concerns.

“After severance, can I sue my employer for workplace stress?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Two years of severance seems to hardly be fair compensation for what has happened. However, you may very well have a right to file a claim for “WorkersCompensation” benefits. That’s because most states have set up a separate system for those who are injured “on the job,” which is called “WorkersCompensation.” Question: I was employed for five years as a Vice President at a company in Illinois.

2011 109

How to Bounce Back from Stress at Work

Ms. Career Girl

There are a lot of variables in terms of work injuries due to differing company policies, insurance types, workers compensation, and the nature of different injuries, but any of them can be stressful. You can also look into your state’s laws on workplace injuries and whether or not you qualify for workerscompensation. When work is stressing you out, you can feel it right when you wake up.

2019 185

Workplace Injury? What to Do If You’re Hurt at Work

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re hurt at work, you’re probably entitled to workerscompensation benefits. Workerscompensation is insurance provided by your employer to cover any work-related injuries. Workerscompensation laws vary by state, but here are eight general things you should do if you ever find yourself involved in a work-related accident: When Hurt at Work Report Your Injury Immediately. The post Workplace Injury?

2016 111

When Your Return to Work Process is Reminiscent of Herding Cats


One department manages workerscompensation, another manages disability claims, and your HR team manages FMLA absences, or it’s outsourced to a third party. You can see the course of the absence as it traverses from FMLA, short term disability, and workerscompensation pathways and sometimes transitions to long-term disability. Programs aimed at returning employees to work are oftentimes scattered in multiple departments and isolated by the type of employee absence.

2015 102

Don’t Leave Yet: Three Key Areas To Establish In Your New Business Before You Hand In Your Notice


If you will be employing staff, you’ll need to ensure that you have workers compensation insurance in place.

2020 172

Does your Small Business need help cutting costs?

Corn on the Job

How an effective return-to-work program can impact employee morale and cut workerscompensation costs? One way to help employee morale; that many business owners do not anticipate, is a successful return-to-work program for injured workers. When your business has an incident that causes a worker to be injured, it is a valuable time for management to show how much they truly care about their employees.

2016 71

“You expect me to believe THAT??!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

A New York law firm, Markoff & Mittman, whose law practice is dedicated to Workers Compensation law, maintains a room in their offices dedicated to their employees’ “serenity.”. It really is true: a law firm maintains a dedicated “serenity room” for employees. It is also used as a mom’s room (for breast-feeding in private), a nap room (with solid doors so others can’t hear snoring), and a chill room (quite obviously for the times that, well, someone needs “chillin.”).

2017 100

“I fear workplace violence; what should I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I’ve been a victim of a physical altercation with a co-worker. If you have been financially “injured” – due to medical expense, or lost income due to being out of work – you may be able to collect “Workers Compensation” benefits, provided you have filed a Workers Compensation claim. In the early twentieth century, as we evolved full-gear into an industrial society, many workers suffered injuries on the job due to industrial accidents.

2012 109

Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

When it comes to employee insurance, employers in most states are required to provide healthcare, disability and workers compensation coverage. The only exception to this is Texas, where workers compensation cover is optional.

2020 74

Mistakes Not to Make When Starting a Business

Career Alley

Do you have all the necessary insurances, including workers compensation insurance? Businesses that don’t succeed can’t tell us what went wrong. Their phone is disconnected and there’s no one to get in touch with. What we know is what businesses that succeed have in common. That is why you’re starting this business, after all … to succeed. Don’t Try to Get Rich Quick. Many new business owners underestimate the time it will take to make a profit.

2014 219

“Due to anxiety attacks, I am on FMLA leave; will I be fired when I return?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you believe that your anxiety attacks may be caused by something or someone at work, you may qualify for Workers Compensation that could be lost if you simply resign. In most states, employees do not have to pay the legal fees of their Workers Compensation attorneys; the local Workers Compensation Insurance Board pays those for the employee. Workers Compensation cases are generally handled by experienced, specialized Workers Compensation attorneys.

2013 116

What to Know When Suing Your Employer

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Seeking outside counsel is appropriate here and can also be pursued if your employers’ workerscompensation plan is insufficient or does not cover the injuries you’ve sustained. What to Know When Suing Your Employer.

2019 52

Back to the Basics With Blogging4Jobs #hrbasics


We all also probably remember how overwhelming it was, the I-9 Forms, workers compensation issues, and different policies that we had to learn and know by heart. These next two weeks we’re going to be talking about employer branding, labor relations, policies, dealing with co-workers, and a variety of other topics that are tuned to either help you out when you first start your new career or to help you go back and understand more fundementals of your job.

2014 94

Who’s On the Dirty Dozen List of Employers?


When workers are in an unsafe environment, the consequences can be far-reaching. It’s difficult to recover from, yet some of the world’s biggest employers still showcase situations that can put workers and entire communities at risk. Amazon was also on the 2019 Dirty Dozen list, with six worker deaths occurring in seven months and 13 deaths since 2013. Workers who struggle with pain from injuries are one of the primary demographics affected by the opioid epidemic.

2019 125

Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid


But that doesn’t mean your workers aren’t entitled to breaks under the laws of your state. If you’re requiring your employees to work at a specific location during specific hours, they must be classified as employees and offered all of the protections they’re entitled to under the law, such as workers compensation and unemployment insurance. You’re a small business owner, not an employment attorney.

2019 109

Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

During Your FMLA Leave of Absence – SEEK WORKERS COMPENSATION? If you and your doctor believe your condition was caused by something at work, and do not think you will be able to return to work, you might consider seeking Workers Compensation, which is a state-run program that compensates employees “injured on the job” for both (a) lost wages and (b) medical expense. SkloverWorkingWisdom™ – Self-Help Action Plan 1. Totally Frazzled from Work?

2015 100

Seven Tips to Successfully Hire the Right Candidate

Ms. Career Girl

One hiring manager I know, for example, would discount any individual who had a history of filing for workers compensation from their previous company. Even more ludicrous, her husband had been on workers compensation. The post Seven Tips to Successfully Hire the Right Candidate appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Employees are the life blood of the company. Every employee completes a multitude of tasks necessary for the company’s financial success.

2015 100

Hindsight Is 20/20: Living Your Culture In The Next Normal

Career Realism

With the exception of "essential workers" in the food (grocer), safety, and health sectors, business has shut down. 5) Significant concerns arise for Workers Compensation insurance. There's no doubt that things have shifted dramatically as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 57

There’s a Rising Demand For Child Care Providers – And Salaries Are Spiking.

Ms. Career Girl

While that can lead to frustrations for working parents — who need reliable care in order to go to work — it’s also an opportunity for in-home child-care workers, such as nannies and part-time caregivers like after-school sitters. In nine of the job-oasis cities studied—including Atlanta, GA , and Austin, TX —the average wage for child-care workers is double that city’s minimum wage. New statistics are showing salaries for after school caregivers are up 27%. Why the spike?

“How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?” “How How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?” Published on May 29th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have been bullied by three co-workers for the last three months. Because of that injury, I have been placed on a Workers Compensation leave of absence. My manager told me not to mention to the Workers Compensation Board that my co-workers contributed to the cause of the injury.

4 Fastest-Growing, Flexible Career Fields Of 2021 (So Far)

Career Realism

While a job as a recruiter is usually limited to finding qualified candidates for open positions at a company, a job in HR might include more tasks, such as being responsible for employee relations, benefits administration, workers' compensation, and career development and promotion.

2021 77

My Favorite HR Specialty Bloggers


Ann Bares , Compensation Café Ann specializes in simplifying today’s workplace compensation plans. Margaret Spence , CWC, Workers’ Comp Gazette. Every HR professional needs to understand the workerscompensation process and to stay abreast of the legislative developments in their state. Margaret edits the Workers’ Comp Gazette with fresh comp news everyday. One of my all-time favorite movies is Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H.

2013 100

What the Heck is FMLA Leave?!


Workers Compensation – this is a paid leave granted to people who were injured while executing their job duties. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees (who themselves qualify and whose employers are eligible) to take unpaid leave due to necessary medical or family related reasons. During their leave, their job is protected and they are able to continue any health insurance they have through their employer.

2015 100

Prevent FMLA Tracking from Becoming a 4 Letter Word


Be able to know which FMLA leave becomes a disability leave, run FMLA leave concurrent with workerscompensation leave, etc. Managing FMLA leave is difficult. There’s a lot to keep track of – determining eligibility, sending leave correspondence, coordinating with payroll, and return to work efforts. This is all in addition to non-FMLA leaves that keep growing in number.

2014 109

Single Disengaged Worker Costs Company $4,621 in Lost Revenue in 2014


I could tell you that Gallup reports in their 2013 State of the Workplace report that unproductive and engaged workers are costing United States businesses $550 billion a year. Workers Compensation Insurance & Claims. Looking to engage your workforce? Check out RevolutionHR’s Indiegogo Campaign called MaximusLife and help change employee productivity in YOUR workplace. . I remember what it was like to work in a job I didn’t love.

2014 106

“Does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

So, a client of an independent contractor is not required by law to provide that independent contractor with the things it has to, by law, provide its employees, including (a) a safe workplace; (b) overtime; (c) unemployment insurance; (d) workerscompensation; or (e) social security contributions. Question : If an independent contractor is a subcontractor to a business, can the independent contractor bid against that business on a totally unrelated project?

5 Things You Should Expect from a Manual Labor Job

Ms. Career Girl

They included reduced risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other health conditions that more sedentary workers face. Most notably, you won’t have to worry about the loss of muscle tone in a manual labor job the way an office worker might. It’s crucial to receive proper treatment for all injuries, so you should expect workers compensation to help you. Blue-collar workers are often regarded as nothing more than “the help.”

2017 101

6 Skills Recent Graduates gain working in Insurance.

Corn on the Job

Working in insurance you may be responding to a client about their child’s health insurance or about their small businesses workers compensation insurance policy. Walt Capell started Workers Compensation Shop in 2005. Workers Compensation Shop is a rapidly growing national insurance agency with a strong reputation for forward-thinking, out-of-the-box products and solutions for business owners.

Financially Surviving When Too Sick To Work

Corn on the Job

In other cases, you may be legally entitled to compensation from a company or individual for an injury that they may have caused you (this could be the reason that you are off work). Workerscompensation lawsuits are just one option that you could look into if you were injured at work.

2020 52

13 Best HR Metrics Formula Examples


Worker’s Compensation Cost Per Employee = total workers compensation cost for year / average number of employees. Worker’s Compensation Incident Rate = (number of injuries and/or illnesses per 100 full-time employees ? This is an important metric in my mind when looking at succession planning and forecasting staffing areas of opportunity as older workers begin to consider retirement. Best HR Metrics for Human Capital Management .

2012 127

Creating a Company “Bible” Can Save Time and Attorney’s Fees


Benefit plan summaries, election and COBRA election paperwork; stock option, sales, bonus or incentive compensation plans. Name, phone and e-mail for company contact, and preferred method of communication; EPLI, E&O, general liability and workerscompensation insurance policies; billing guidelines, schedules and task codes; name of the agent for service of process; preferred vendors. My husband was a story guy for the Star Trek family of TV shows at Paramount Studios.

2013 106

14 #HR Metrics & Formulas to Improve Human Capital Efficiency


Worker’s Compensation Cost Per Employee = total workers compensation cost for year / average number of employees. Worker’s Compensation Incident Rate = (number of injuries and/or illnesses per 100 full-time employees ? This is an important metric in my mind when looking at succession planning and forecasting staffing areas of opportunity as older workers begin to consider retirement.

2014 95

Danger, Workplace Danger. What Now?

Ms. Career Girl

My mom watched as co-worker after co-worker dealt with workplace injuries. One co-worker had been injured so many times, she dealt with constant back pain while working. If you do eventually get injured, you might want to bring the matter to a workers compensation attorney to prosecute the company for their negligence. If a manager asks you to do something that will put you or a co-worker in danger of serious physical harm, refuse.

2016 103

Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Pet to Work

The Corporate Con/noisseur

This could lead to some legal issues and may complicate your workerscompensation policy. Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Pet to Work. There are a plethora of reasons why you may want to bring your pet to work with you.

2019 52

Did I Pass My Background Check?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Additionally, some background checks will procure medical, property, and military records, sex offenders lists, and workerscompensation information. Did I Pass My Background Check?

4 Signs You Should Bail From Your Job While You Can

Ms. Career Girl

Do people regularly need to file for workers compensation? The post 4 Signs You Should Bail From Your Job While You Can appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The daily trudge. That 9-5, that even if you like your job, prevents you from binge watching television for hours on end. A tragedy, I know. (If If work didn’t steal forty hours of my time a week, I wouldn’t have fallen behind on Syfy’s futuristic drama Defiance and it wouldn’t have been canceled.).

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