For the fourth year in a row, Work Comp Roundup has been selected as a LexisNexis Top 25 Blog for Workers Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2011, in the Safety and Employer-Related Blogs category.
LexisNexis Workers Compensation Law Community Announced the top 25 blogs for workers compensation and workplace issues last week.
LexisNexis wrote, “A standout blog for a number of years, Work Comp Roundup (formerly known as Workers' Comp Kit Blog) is a valuable compendium of cost containment ideas, best practices, techniques and strategies. The blog provides not only vast amounts of pertinent legal information; it contains an excellent mix of practical measures in a format that is accessible by non-lawyers as well. Among the valuable 2011 posts are "Five Signals Your TPA is Doing a Great Job" and "How Product Liability and Workers Compensation Interact."
LexisNexis also noted owner and CEO of Amaxx Workers Comp Resource Center, parent company to Work Comp Roundup, Rebecca Shafer's "Tribute to Colleagues Sept. 11 – 10th Anniversary" is “one of the most poignant remembrances of the nation's loss on that dark day in 2001. Two of the largest insurance brokers in the world were housed within the World Trade Center. Marsh and AON collectively lost almost 600 employees in the attack. Becki had been employed at various times by both companies. In her Tenth Anniversary 9/11 piece, she mourns the loss of many friends and colleagues, and challenges us all not to forget them.”
An attorney and risk consultant she said this the fourth year in a row Lexis Nexis has awarded the blog with this great honor.
"We are pleased with the recognition this brings. Each day we strive to find new information on the vast workers compensation industry and pride ourselves in reaching all kinds of comp topics, be they legal, health-related, financial or many other areas of this industry; we are glad that those seeking information on holding down WC costs think of lowerwc.com first to find answers," Shafer said.
She continued, "Employers rely on us and we can help them because we have so much experience in the field working with them down in the trenches. We don't just give academic advice; our experience is from the perspective of an in-house counsel, a defense counsel, an in-house risk manager, brokers, and directly from employers. I get weekly calls and emails asking for advice and we are able to guide them because we know what all parties need to know. We are constantly reassessing what we write to make sure it's helpful to those wishing to reduce their costs."
Selections for the award were made by the LexisNexis Workers Compensation Law Community staff using feedback from community members and Larson’s National Workers Compensation Advisory Board members.
The Top 25 Blogs contain some of the best writing out there on workers compensation and workplace issues in general. They contain a wealth of information for the workers compensation community with timely news items, practical information, expert analysis, practice tips, frequent postings, and helpful links to other sites. “These blogsites also show us how workplace issues interact with politics and culture. Moreover, they demonstrate how bloggers can impact the world of workers' compensation and workplace issues,” LexisNexis officials said.
The full announcement and list of honorees is here.
Author Rebecca Shafer, JD, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is a national expert in the field of workers compensation. She is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. Her expertise is working with employers to reduce workers compensation costs, and her clients include airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. She is the author of the #1 selling book on cost containment, Manage Your Workers Compensation: Reduce Costs 20-50% www.WCManual.com. Contact: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.
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