After Traumatic Injury, Workers’ Comp Can Thrive and Other Top News Tidbits

After Traumatic Injury, Workers’ Comp Thrives with This Return-to-Work Strategy

A workplace accident can leave a worker with a spinal cord injury, an amputation, severe burns or a brain injury, turning their world upside-down. The physical toll is obvious if a worker is missing a limb or immobile. But the psychological hurdles often are hidden.

Recovery can be fraught with emotions, fear and anger among them. This complicated tangle — and the way a person handles it — can reduce the odds that a person will ever re-enter the workforce.



Facetime with PhilFacetime With Phil — All About NSAIDS — A Category Of Drugs That Can Be Used To Treat Pain

All NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) cause side effects to a certain degree. It is important for a prescriber to look at a patient holistically in determining what version of the drug is right for them. Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls in his discussion all about NSAIDs, which takes a deeper dive into these type of drugs and how to determine what is the best choice for an injured worker.



Ringler Radio: Inside the Post-Settlement Process

The post-settlement process can be complex, especially when it comes to medical care for injured parties and their families. Finding a reliable team of people to make the process seamless is key. RinglerRadio host, Larry Cohen with Porter Leslie, President of Ametros, and Attorney Paolo Longo, Jr., a partner in the Orlando office of Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, discuss how to simplify ongoing medical expenses and ease the hassle of the healthcare system.



Tower MSA Partners’ focuses its WCI-TV segments on settling claims

For the fourth consecutive year, Tower MSA Partners is sponsoring WCI-TV, the televised coverage of WCI 2018. “Our theme this year is ‘Knocking Down Barriers to the Settlement of Claims,’” said Dan Anders, Tower’s Chief Compliance Officer.

Unreasonably high pharmacy costs, inappropriate use of opioids and other drugs, vague references to possible future surgeries, and jurisdictional challenges pose some of the common obstacles to settling claims. In other cases, injured workers are afraid of exhausting their settlement dollars or losing the support of their adjuster or nurse case manager.



Dehydration and Heat Stroke

Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life-threatening if left untreated. What is dehydration? Dehydration can be a serious heat-related disease. It is also a dangerous side effect of diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. Children and people over the age of 60 are particularly susceptible to dehydration. What causes dehydration? Under normal conditions, we all lose body water daily through sweat, tears, breathing, urine, and stool. In a healthy person, this water is replaced by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.



Michael Stack - AmaxxAuthor Michael Stack, CEO Amaxx LLC. He is an expert in workers’ compensation cost containment systems and helps employers reduce their workers’ comp costs by 20% to 50%.  He works as a consultant to large and mid-market clients, is a co-author of Your Ultimate Guide To Mastering Workers Comp Costs, a comprehensive step-by-step manual of cost containment strategies based on hands-on field experience, and is founder & lead trainer of Amaxx Workers’ Comp Training Center .



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