COVID-19: Adjusting and Adapting to the Great Disruptor

In modern history, there has not been a more disruptive risk management event than the COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed everything, including how we work, where we work and how we interact with each other. This novel virus did not come with a playbook, but after months of living through it, there are many lessons […]

Workers’ Compensation Things That Make Bob Go Hmmm

At the 72nd SAWCA Annual Convention, Bob Wilson, President and CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, gathered a panel of regulatory, industry and legal experts to discuss the latest workers’ compensation issues. Not surprisingly, all of the topics making the panel go hmmm this year relate to the novel coronavirus and its impact on the industry. The panel […]

Carrier Concerns in the Age of COVID-19

Workers’ compensation insurance carriers have dealt with their fair share of challenges during COVID-19. The rapid degree of change has been more than the industry has ever experienced. At the SAWCA 72nd Annual Convention, this carrier panel uncovered the business challenges and unforeseen impacts resulting from COVID-19. The panel included: Tom Glasson, AIG Mark Walls, […]

The Employer Perspective: COVID-19 Lessons Learned & Future Outlook

With no existing playbook, employers have quickly adjusted and re-adjusted to address the realities of running a business during COVID-19. In this panel at the SAWCA 72nd Annual Conference, employers shared issues, concerns, lessons learned and a vision for the future. The panel included: Susan Emerson, Delta Airlines Tim East, The Walt Disney Company Chris […]

Workers’ Compensation Regulators Weigh In On COVID-19

At the 2020 SAWCA 72nd Annual Convention, regulatory leadership from several states discussed the challenges and regulatory issues presented by COVID-19. Mississippi Senior Administrative Law Judge Deneise Lott served as moderator, allowing each regulator to provide updates on the impact to their state. Florida: As of the end June, Florida had 5,693 COVID-19 claims filed […]

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 […]

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