Social Media presents an important- and free – tool for investigating and defending against workers’ compensation claims when used properly. Today’s Social Media, which includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, Blogs- allows previously unprecedented access to the lives, actions and activities of workers’ compensation claimants. Through access to Social Media, employers/claims […]
This segment in the Cost Containment Strategies Blog Series will focus on the first initial investigation cost containment strategy- background investigation for examining the alleged accident and the claimant. Background Investigation- Alleged Accident The employer/claims adjuster should investigate the background of the alleged accident/incident leading to the workers’ compensation claim. Examples of questions to ask […]
When a workers’ compensation claim is first reported, the employer/claims adjuster wants to be proactive and formulate a strategic plan for investigation to determine whether the claim is compensable, and if so, what benefits are owed. Again, timing is key. Start at the beginning- review the existing information and documentation about the alleged incident to […]
This 1 hour CE covers the use of social media in defending Workers’ Comp claims.
This 1 hour CE program explain what cost containment strategies are, as well as when and why they should be implemented. Presenters will also cover cost containment best practices for the beginning, middle, and end of the claim.
This post contains a summary of significant 2014 Workers Compensation cases decided by the Courts, along with “practice tips” for addressing these issues. Covered topics include: Medical Causation, notice defenses, subsequent injuries, use of surveillance, time bar defenses, reformation of form agreements, change of treating physicians, and vocational rehabilitation.
This CE Program covers common pitfalls involved in initial investigations of workers’ comp claims and best practices throughout the investigation process.
This popular CE Program covers important considerations for adjusters handling North Carolina workers’ compensation claims.
This Continuing Education Program covers basic information for Workers’ Compensation defense in North Carolina, including: History of workers’ compensation laws Injury by accident and occupational diseases Arising out of and in the course of employment Causation issues Administration of claims Investigation best practices Return to work Maximum medical improvement (MMI) Best practices for claims management […]
This Continuing Education Program covers best practices for defending and managing a workers’ compensation claim from beginning to end with particular emphasis on the critical post-offer, pre-employment window in light of the intentional misrepresentation defense that is now available to employers.
This post includes tips for making sure crucial videotape evidence is admissible. It will cover the 3 considerations to establish admissibility of videotaped surveillance evidence, as well as the testimony that meets these requirements.
This blog post covers the four critical steps an employer should take after a workplace injury occurs and specifics for how to do the following: contact your carrier, interview the employee, talk to witnesses, and preserve evidence.