Workers’ Compensation: Legal Issues & Effective Case Management

Duration: 60 minutes

HR and Safety professionals like you fight an uphill battle when it comes to controlling workers compensation costs. Why? Because in many cases you don’t learn about worker injuries and comp claims until it’s too late to do anything about them. The result: You pay every claim and have to deal with the related expenses.


HR and Safety professionals like you fight an uphill battle when it comes to controlling workers compensation costs. Why? Because in many cases you don’t learn about worker injuries and comp claims until it’s too late to do anything about them. The result: You pay every claim and have to deal with the related expenses.

Why does the process fail? Because those involved with workplace injury cases, supervisors, workers and medical providers, don’t have the information they need about workers comp to make the best decisions.

Supervisors don’t know exactly what to do when a worker reports an injury so documentation is delayed, incomplete or sloppy. Workers may not understand that filing a claim is not always in their best interest – but they file anyway. And medical providers, who don’t know about your Return-to-Work programs, may just tell workers to stay home.

As a result, claims that might have been avoided get pushed through the process.

Fortunately, you can do something about it. By using some new best practices in communication and Case Management you can significantly reduce workers comp costs in your organization.

This audio conference will outline the specific steps you should take to maximize your cost control efforts through this unique approach.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This webinar will cover:

  • The facts every worker, supervisor, HR professional and safety leader should know about Workers Comp 
  • How most workers view Workers Comp … and how to change their perception 
  • Proven techniques for communicating more effectively with employees
  • What managers and supervisors should know about Workers Compensation (both locally and nationally)
  • Key points about Workers Comp and Case Management that must be communicated to supervisors – and guidelines on their role in the process
  • What you should – and should not – tell your medical care providers
  • How to help Supervisors set up a program to more effectively manage their Case Management responsibilities
  • How Return to Work programs relate to Case Management
  • When to use Return to Work Programs – and when to avoid them
  • When to use Occupational Case Managers – and when to avoid them
  • Rules to help you decide when to settle a claim and when to fight it.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP, is nationally recognized as a leading authority on occupational and mine safety and health. She has led dozens of accident investigations, conducts safety audits and training, and represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation. Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues. She also co-authored several books as well as writing the “Worker's Compensation” chapter in the “Safety Professional’s Handbook.”

Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

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