Cost Containment: Tips and Tricks for Utilizing Social Media for Investigating and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims (Part 8 of 10)

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 […]

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Cost Containment Strategies for the Beginning of the Workers’ Compensation Claim: Background Investigation (Part 4 of 10)

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 […]

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Cost Containment Strategies for the Beginning of the Workers’ Compensation Claim: Roadmap For Best Practices for Initial Investigation (Part 3 of 10)

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 […]

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2014 NC Case Law Update

NC Workers Comp Law Updates

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.

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North Carolina Workers’ Compensation 101

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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 […]

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