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9 Painless Steps to Improve your Workers’ Compensation Program

Do your injured employees know what to do if they are injured on the job? Do your supervisors know what information is needed if there is a workplace accident? Do your supervisors know where they should send the document and/or report the injury? Do your injured employees know where they should seek treatment for a Read More

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Why are my employees getting medical bills for their workers’ comp claims?

Have your employees ever received medical bills related to their Ohio workers’ compensation claim and wondered why they are being billed? Here’s the simple explanation, the physician’s billing office may not be aware that the charges are related to a workers’ compensation claim. To be certain, the actual statement will always tell the story. If Read More

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Finalizing your Return to Work Toolkit

In our previous posts, we talked about building your Return-to-Work Toolkit. Now, we’re going to wrap up what is needed to complete your Return-to-Work options regarding your Ohio Workers’ Compensation program. There are many different strategies for employers to use in an attempt to return an injured employee to work in a safe and timely Read More

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Building your Return to Work Toolkit, Step 1

Recently, we talked about your Return to Work Starter Kit…now it’s time to build your Return to Work Toolkit. Employers face many difficulties trying to help an injured worker return to work after a job site injury. Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the more difficult it is for them Read More

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Sprains and Strains: Falling into Prevention

The National Safety Council ranked both repetitive motion injuries and overexertion injuries in the “Top 10 Preventable Workplace Incidents” in 2013. Both of these types of injuries can result in back sprains and strains, time off work, and dollars spent on both treatment and lost wages. Just as trainers and coaches work with athletes to Read More

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How Injury Data can Help you Prevent Workplace Accidents

Preventing workplace accidents can save your business time and money. One of the easiest ways to reduce accidents immediately is to analyze data to make smarter decisions. Get the Right Workplace Injury Data Employers can gather injury data on various different aspect of a claim for their Ohio workers’ compensation programs: Type of claim Number Read More

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Vocational Rehab Moves Injured Workers from Suffering to Success

Sometimes an injury can result in a significant loss of functional capacity. Other injuries can be slow to heal or resolve, or are expected to exceed the well managed benchmark. In cases like this, the injured employee may benefit from vocational rehabilitation services like transitional work, on-site therapy, functional capacity evaluations, and even new job Read More

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One thing that saves you big on a workplace injury

Every claim, every client, every injury is different so we work with all parties involved to make sure the injured worker receives the best care, while helping the employer keep claim costs under control. Sheakley UniComp recently had a situation that showcases the importance of all parties working together. A client had an employee with carpal tunnel Read More

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Are you a new employer to Ohio, and need to select your MCO?

Why is selecting an MCO important to my business? Workers’ compensation cost can have an adverse effect on a business’s bottom line. The less lost-time days incurred for your workers’ compensation claims, the lower your premiums could be. Therefore, you should make sure your MCO is a good fit for your business philosophy. When making Read More

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5 Ways to Make Return-to-Work a Cornerstone of Corporate Culture

One of the fundamentals in workers’ compensation is return-to-work programs.  The value of these programs cannot be overstated.  Return-to-work (and job retention after a return to work) is the goal of every rehab plan. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) support safe early return-to-work programs that help Read More