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Workers Comp
In their latest report, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) found that traffic accidents are the leading cause of high-severity workers’ compensation injuries. The NCCI’s original report from 2006 was updated this month to reflect more current information, and the report revealed some interesting trends. Key findings The frequency of motor vehicle fatalities and...
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Many companies host holiday parties for their employees during this time of year.  Whether the party is held at an outdoor skating rink or at an upscale hotel conference room, employees are susceptible to injury.  It is important to understand your workers’ compensation rights if you are injured at a work-related holiday event. Am I...
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A new report shows that workers’ compensation claims in the health care industry are expected to decrease but claim severity will rise in increase in 2013. The study conducted by Aon Risk Solutions tracked workers’ compensation claims from over 1,000 health care facilities nationwide.  Aon forecasts that the health care industry will experience an annual...
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According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers’ compensation claims from “employees working at a diminished capacity” because of a flu or cold cost businesses $250 billion each year. The report shows that sick workers usually perform below their normal standards and the likelihood for injury increases when employees try to work...
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Surveillance cameras can help companies prevent fraudulent workers’ compensation claims, but employers must ensure they follow appropriate internal surveillance guidelines. CEC Entertainment Inc., which manages over 500 Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, has seen a reduction in workers’ compensation claims and liability costs since they installed security cameras in all their stores in 2009 and 2010....
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Pay and benefits for U.S. workers saw modest growth from July through September, which suggests the unsteady labor market is holding back compensation. The employment-cost index grew 0.4% from the second quarter to the third, the Labor Department said Wednesday.  Although the employment-cost index grew, it fell short of the 0.5% gain expected by economists....
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What is Worker’s Compensation? Every state has different workers compensation laws. In Minnesota, work comp laws state that an employer must carry worker compensation insurance in order to compensate employees who have become ill or injured on the job. What Type of Benefits are Included in Worker’s Compensation? The main benefits under workers compensation laws...
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If you are have been injured on the job, or are suffering from a disease caused by your workplace conditions, then you are most likely looking into workplace compensation. Workplace compensation will provide you with financial relief for your medical expenses and lost wages when you need to take time off work to recover from...
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The South Carolina Supreme Court recently ruled that police officers who kill suspects in the line of duty are not eligible for workers’ compensation. The Court ruled 3-2 that current work comp laws do not cover cops who use deadly force in the line of duty, because that is part of their job description. Officers...
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Yesterday the ALF-CIO (America’s largest group of labor unions) released the 2012 Death on the Job Report. The report compiled and analyzed statistics from the last four decades. The results showed an overall decrease in work related deaths, but an alarming number of workers are still being injured and killed on the job. In 2010,...
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