Regular readers of our website know we are about saving employers money through reducing the cost of workers compensation. In this day of sound bites and short summaries, we offer easy ways to reduce the cost of workers compensation.
1. Report All Injuries Immediately
2. Document the Details of All Injuries
3. Keep in Contact with the Employee
4. Keep in Contact with the Medical Provider
5. Have an Established Return to Work Program
The easiest way to accommodate an injured employee’s work restrictions is to have an established modified duty return to work program in place. If all employees know before an accident they are considered a valuable part of the company with an established return to work program, they will be more compliant with both the employer and the medical provider about working a light duty job until they are able to return to work full duty.
6. Have an Established Safety Program
7.Train the Employees to Work Safely
8. Reward Employees for Promoting Safety
9. Have Your Insurance Premium Audited
10. Have Your Claim Files Audited
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. See www.LowerWC.com for more information. Contact: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.