Understanding the Biomechanics of Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries

Slip, trip, and fall incidents are one of the top losses in the retail, restaurant and hospitality environments. This session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Conference examined the biomechanics needed to understand and, when necessary, defend against claimed slip, trip and fall injuries. Speakers included: Tamara Cohen, Senior Biomechanist, […]

The Drones Have It – Flying Your Way into Workers’ Compensation

As risk management evolves with technology, one of the new ways to reduce risk and injury is through drone use. This session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Conference explored how drones are affecting scene investigation, accident reconstruction, surveillance, monitoring disabilities, claims settlements and exposure reduction. Speakers included: Alicia DePalma, […]

Light Duty Works, If You Do

The longer an injured employee is off work, the less likely they are to ever return. Light duty work is a great way to give injured employees a purpose and facilitate quicker recovery. There are challenges, but it is important to utilize vocational rehabilitation efficiently. In this session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and […]

Collateral Consequences of Weed – The Challenges of Cannabis in Claims

Use of cannabis, for recreational or medical purposes, is having an effect in workers’ compensation, employment and general liability cases. There are many unanswered questions including whether carriers must pay for medical marijuana, who receives the payments and what liability exists in relation to cannabis still being labeled as a prohibited substance under federal law. […]

Advancing the Care of Patients with Disorders of Consciousness

The brain is one of the most complex organs in the body, and damage to it can cause a wide range of impairments called disorders of consciousness (DOC). In this session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Conference, a panel discussed the three main disorders of consciousness and, when an […]

Building Your Team to Battle Workers’ Comp Fraud

The most overlooked part of workers’ compensation claims handling is assembling the best team possible and getting that team to communicate openly. When in complete concert, the members of that team have a much greater efficiency than the sum of their individual parts. This session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and […]

Social Determinants of Health in Workers’ Comp Claims

Socioeconomic status like age or housing, personal factors including finances and transportation, physical demands of employment and access to appropriate healthcare are all factors that can affect an injured worker’s recovery and potential return to work. In this session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference, panelists discussed the importance […]

Survivor – Workers’ Compensation Edition

From pre-placement physicals, to safety and wellness plans, to employee and management education, strategies for realistic claims management can allow for favorable resolution and even immunity from litigation. In this session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference, panelists discussed how employers can survive and thrive in the workers’ compensation […]

Workers’ Compensation or Premises Liability – You Can’t Have It Both Ways

What happens when an employee is also a customer and an incident occurs? In this session at the 2020 CLM Workers’ Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Conference, a panel reviewed a national lawsuit, highlighting the intersection of a workers’ compensation claim and a premises liability cause of action. Speakers included: Paul Caleo, Attorney, Burnham […]

Age of Technology – Managing Workers Compensation Claims and Litigation Today

Technology has become ingrained in our daily lives, both at home and work. The workers’ compensation claims management process can benefit from the advent of wearable devices and social media, but careful consideration should be given to issues and perspectives of the employer, administrator, insurer and injured worker. In this session at the 2020 CLM […]

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