OSHA, Workers’ Comp Implications for Telecommuting

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As more Americans work from home than ever before, many employers are wondering about their obligations under OSHA as well as how to reduce the chances that workers may be injured while telecommuting. Obviously, the chances of an injury when working from home are small. The most common issue that is likely to arise long-term […]

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Study Finds Physical Medicine Reduces Opioid Use Among Injured Workers

Posted on: January 24th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Physical medicine treatments like physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care correspond with reduced opioid prescription use among injured workers, a new study has found. Workers who were treated using physical medicine while also being prescribed an opioid all received lower doses of prescribed opioids compared with workers with similar injuries who did not receive physical […]

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Car Crashes a Leading Cause of High-severity Claims

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Traffic accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of high-severity workers’ comp claims, according to research. The National Council on Compensation Insurance found in a study that the cost of workers’ comp claims for accidents involving motor vehicles was 250% more than the average for all workplace accidents. The study also found large […]

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CALIFORNIA: Bureau Recommends Workers’ Comp Rates Drop 5.4%

Posted on: August 22nd, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Workers’ compensation insurance rates will likely continue sliding in 2020 after California’s rating agency submitted its recommendation that the state insurance commissioner reduce the average benchmark rates by 5.4%. If the recommendation is approved, it will be the ninth consecutive rate decrease since 2015 (some years had two decreases), which have resulted in the average […]

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Why Workers’ Comp Claims Spike in the Summer

Posted on: July 17th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Workplace injury rates rise during the summer months. When summer rolls around, companies in many sectors, including agriculture and construction, significantly increase production. Increased road construction raises risks for workers and drivers. Many of the newly hired workers are young and inexperienced, creating a high potential for workplace injuries. Toiling in the sun is also […]

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Workers’ Comp Audit Mistakes: What to Look For

Posted on: March 19th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

No company owner wants to undergo a workers’ compensation audit, but they are a fact of life if you run a business and have employees. Unfortunately, many audits don’t go smoothly and sometimes your insurer may make mistakes. Missouri-based Workers’ Compensation Consultants, which helps employers through the workers’ comp audit process, recently listed the 10 […]

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The Health of Your Drivers May Be Hurting Your Business

Posted on: December 4th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Most goods in the U.S. are delivered by truck. Trucking companies, businesses that deliver their own product and their customers rely on well-functioning vehicles and drivers for the success of their operations. Too often, though, driving a truck is not conducive to good health. That can spell trouble for the drivers and for the profitability […]

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Bricklayer Hits The Bricks: Workers Compensation Fraud or Stupidity?

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

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Is Loyalty to your Workers’ Comp Insurance Agent Really a Good Value?

Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Have you been purchasing your Workers’ Compensation Insurance from the same agent year in and year out without checking to make sure that you are getting the most competitive rate?

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Workers’ Comp Rate Changes: What You Absolutely Need To Know

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

There’s been a lot of confusion regarding upcoming changes for Workers’ Compensation rates and rightly so.  The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California wants to lower the current rate by 1.8% based on what businesses are currently being charged but last year the same bureau wanted to increase rates by around 27%. So which […]

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