Workers Compensation

Time to think about Marijuana …

By |2016-12-06T18:15:51+00:00December 12th, 2016|Commercial, Commercial Liability, Risk Management, Workers Compensation|

Marijuana has been on my mind for the last couple of weeks…. And NO, not for the reason you are thinking. I have read multiple stories over the last several years from CO, OR and WA discussing aspects of the first several months after those states legalized recreational use. There was quite a spike at

CA Workers Comp – what now??? (AB 2883)

By |2016-11-07T21:38:31+00:00November 7th, 2016|Commercial, Workers Compensation|

This little beauty seems to have passed almost unnoticed by the WC industry.  To be truthful, it seems that most businesses may not be readily affected by it.  But to those that are - the changes can be significant.  The question is: What does California AB 2883 mean to your worker’s compensation insurance? CA AB

Are you hearing me???

By |2016-09-27T20:52:21+00:00September 27th, 2016|Commercial, Manufacturing, Workers Compensation|

When we think of WC claims, we usually envision an employee tripping/falling or some other isolated incident.  Repetitive Injury or Cumulative Trauma are veritable swear words in the Workers Comp industry unconsciously prodding employers to shun from the mere mention of such cash flow inhibiting, premium-jacking calamities.  However, to truly be successful at managing your workers

Pokémon Go?!?!?

By |2016-07-21T19:40:04+00:00July 21st, 2016|Commercial, Commercial Liability, Workers Compensation|

The risk is real! :) This game - or should we call it a movement - has taken the world by storm. What a marketing marvel, really... but with one eye on the screen can people really be aware enough of their surroundings? As an employer, you can't really dictate what employees do on their

OSHA Penalty Increase

By |2016-07-06T17:48:51+00:00July 6th, 2016|Commercial, Commercial Liability, OSHA, Workers Compensation|

After not increasing penalties for 26 years, the U.S. Department of Labor announced OSHA penalty increases of approximately 78%.  The DOL announced the increase of several other civil penalties for other organizations as well, but OSHA is the one I am choosing to focus on here.  The reason as explained in the press release is to

Top 5 WC claims

By |2016-05-23T16:07:00+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Commercial, Workers Compensation|

Last week, Insurance Journal posted a new piece highlighting the findings of the top 5 Workers Comp claims and their causes.  Spoiler alert ... I have listed them below. strains and sprains (30 percent) cuts or punctures (19 percent) contusions (12 percent) inflammation (5 percent) fractures (5 percent)   These are listed by percentage of total