Space is at a premium, so you must be clear and direct. Avoid wordiness or pompous phrasing or vocabulary. Actually, gearing your message to the sixth grade is just about right. The average person reads at 9th grade level. The "Flesch-Kincaid" grade level index is on some versions of Microsoft Word. Grade level is calculated based on a formula of average sentence length, average size of the word, average syllables minus pronouns and additional points for hard words.
Six key details to master:
1- Use font size 10, 11 or 12 and the spacing between the lines (called the "leading"),
2- The leading should be 120% of font size.
3- Use 7-12 words per line; this length sentence helps readers scan within their field of view.
4-Use upper and lower case, never use all upper case because it is very difficult to read. People often read the "coastline" of a sentence rather than actually reading the words themselves, and with caps they can not do that.
1st Third Section Outside
Frequently Asked Questions
2nd Third Section Outside
List Contact Information Here
3rd Third Section Outside
Your Company Logo Here
Your Mission Statement
Other Company Information
1st Third Section Inside
Description of Workers’ Compensation
Who Is Covered?
2nd Third Section Inside
Post Injury Response Procedure
List the Steps
If you are injured on the job:
Report the injury to your supervisor.
Seek medical treatment.
3rd Third Section Inside
How Treating Physician is Selected.
Does the employee have a choice?
When the employer may select the treating physician.
Who Pays the Bills?
What is the Process?
Rebecca Shafer, J.D., Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers' Compensation costs, including airlines, health care, manufacturing, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. She can be contacted at: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.
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Do not use this information without independent verification. All state laws vary. You should consult with your insurance broker or agent about workers' comp issues.