Archives for 2010

LexisNexis Honors Workers Comp Roundup Blog in Top 25 for Third Year

LexisNexis Names Blog Sponsored by One of 25 Best in 2010 for Workers’ Comp and Workplace Issues HARTFORD, November 11, 2010 — Our blog, Work Comp Roundup, is honored for the third year as a top 25 blog selection for workers compensation and workplace issues by Larson’s National Workers Compensation Advisory Board. In making […]

Workers’ Compensation Expert Rebecca Shafer Quoted in Human Resource Executive OnLine Article

Interpretation of State’s Regulations Concerning Employer Responsibility for Workers’ Comp to Former Employees Re-Injured Due to Past On-the-Job Injury at Issue November 3, 2010 — The ‘Long Tail’ of On-the-Job Injuries by Maura C. Ciccarelli in Human Resource Executive OnLine quotes Rebecca Shafer in a discussion an employer workers’ comp liability in on-the-job injuries of […]

Workers’ Compensation Information for 29 Industries Gives Employers Free Industry-Specific Cost-Containment Help

New Material Includes Sample Transitional Duty Jobs for Each Industry October 18, 2010 –Amaxx’s Workers Comp Cost Containment Resource Center for Employers, at, now provides workers’ compensation insurance-related information for 29 industry groups. The industries covered are: agriculture, amusement parks, banks, casinos, construction, commercial fishing, logging and sawmills, oil and gas exploration, longshore and […]

Workers’ Compensation Expert Rebecca Shafer Cited by Risk & Insurance Magazine

Conflict Between Employers and Claims Administrators Can Drastically Increase Workers’ Comp Costs October 7, 2010 –We were quoted in a recent article by Peter Rousmaniere in Risk & Insurance, “When Employers and Claims Staffs Clash,” about conflict between employers and their WC claims staff, whether internal employees or an outside third-party administrator (TPA.) The focus […]

“Pay As You Go” Workers’ Compensation Programs

Weekly or Monthly Payment Plans for Workers Comp The payment of a large annual lump sum or even quarterly payments for workers’ compensation insurance coverage can be an expense that is difficult to budget for. The cost of buying work comp coverage is based on an estimate of annual payroll at the inception of the […]

Sooner Rather Than Later: In the Year 2020 Claim Control Will Begin Earlier in the Process

By Rebecca Shafer, J.D. – September 2010 Sarasota, FL (CompNewsNetwork): As more companies take on more risk through higher risk retentions (higher deductibles and self-insurance) they will likely become more interested in controlling their costs. The best way to do that is to TAKE CHARGE of events EARLY in the life of a claim. The […]

Small Businesses and Workers’ Compensation: Help Your Customers Reduce Their WC Costs

By Rebecca Shafer, J.D. – June 2010   Many large employers have programs to cut their workers’ compensation losses. Small employers are run more informally and rarely have such programs – but the need is the same or even greater, as there’s less room for financial error. By getting educated in workers’ compensation management, you […]

What Happens After You Buy Workers’ Comp Insurance?

After your workers’ compensation policy is purchased you can rest assured that your financial obligations for a work-related injury claim will be met and associated expenses paid, however, there’s still work to be done. 1. Read Your Policy This is a contract and you should understand your obligations and the provisions. Talk with your agent […]

Must an Employer Maintain a Safe Workplace?

Resoundingly, yes! Critical Component in Reducing or Eliminating Injuries Maintaining a safe workplace is a critical component in reducing or eliminating injuries and lends itself to the opportunity to engage every employee in the effort. Reduction or elimination of injuries decreases an employer’s costs and potentially saves employees from a permanently life-altering injury or illness. […]

Who is Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Figuring out who is considered a covered employee for purposes of workers compensation can often be a tricky matter and sometimes even a source of litigation when the subject of a claim. Each jurisdiction varies and each case should be evaluated on its own merits. That said, there are similar basic principles to reference in […]

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