Why resist a good employee’s treatment requests?

A good employee was rear-ended while driving a company truck.  The BWC denied the claim, so the employer appealed and went to hearing to get the claim allowed.  The employee did not miss any time from work, and continued to work full duty.  After some physical therapy, the employee selected a chiropractor to be his […]

When paying a little is still too much

My daughter signed up for workers’ comp coverage because she is working as spot labor for a number of people this summer and she wanted to be covered in case she got hurt.  Even before the BWC assigned a policy number, she got a solicitation from a group TPA offering to get her into group […]

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.

Create an e-account on the BWC website

To pay your premiums online and take full advantage of the information on the BWC website, you must create an e-account.  You will need to create an ID and a password.  There will not be any secret questions. Normally, when I give instructions for navigating the BWC website, I walk through the steps as I […]