Whiplash and its costs to insurers

Whiplash and its costs to insurers

Real injury or carte blanche for diagnostics? Recent studies have shown that whiplash injuries occur in about 1.3 million auto accidents a year. The estimated cost? About $30 billion per year to manage and treat whiplash-related injuries…not to mention the waste...
Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

International Case Management and Repatriation What are the do’s and don’ts of dealing with an injured worker who’s in the U.S. thanks to a work visa?  As the saying goes, it’s complicated. First, a little background.  Employers frequently hire foreign nationals,...
It’s a fall. But what kind?

It’s a fall. But what kind?

A guide to 8 of the most common kinds of falls and the 14 questions you should ask. Editor’s note: This is the third and final post in a series on evaluating fall-related claims and cases. The first installment covered why it’s critical to understanding the mechanism...
It’s not just physical

It’s not just physical

A primer on why we fall – and why everybody is at risk. Editor’s note: Last week, we covered the importance of fully understanding the mechanism of injury and the resulting bodily injury that happens during a fall. Today, we cover why people fall and how it’s not just...
Slips, Falls, Tumbles

Slips, Falls, Tumbles

Why there is always more to the story when assessing fall-related claims, cases. Editor’s note: This is the first in the three-part series on evaluating fall-related claims and cases. A misstep. A wobble. And, then, bam. In a millisecond, a trip, slip or fall can lead...