Safety congress 2014 Takeaways, part 1

RTW Strategies (Employment attorney presenter): There are two well-known facts: it is completely counter-productive to keep soft tissue injuries off work, and the longer someone is off work, the less likely they are to return to work. Send a valid, specific job offer ASAP, and do not include “we can accommodate any restrictions” language. Keep […]

Failure to pay workers’ comp results in business being shut down

On 7/25/11, I wrote about a company that had let its coverage lapse in 2006.  Since then, 22 claims have been filed including one death claim.  The business now owes almost $700,000 in premiums, penalties, interest, and claims costs.