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Claims

Video: Claims representatives talk about their role

Claims representatives talk about how they help injured workers recover and return to work in a new SFM recruiting video.

Free return-to-work resource provides ideas for light-duty jobs

When injured workers have medical restrictions, it’s sometimes tough to find transitional jobs. That's why SFM created a free listing of ideas, broken down by industry.

Are employees working overseas covered by work comp?

Employees who are working overseas temporarily are generally covered by their employers' domestic workers' compensation policies.

How opioid painkiller use can impact a workers' compensation claim

Taking opioid painkillers long term, or in high doses can have a major impact on an injured worker’s recovery and return to work.

Prevent litigation, stay in contact with injured employees

Many litigated workers’ compensation cases could have been avoided if the employer had taken the time to show concern for the employee’s welfare during the early stages of the claim.

Keeping problem employees on staff can increase workers’ compensation costs

Dealing with employee performance problems can be much more challenging if that employee claims a work injury. To avoid this, address performance issues right away.

When is PTSD covered by workers’ compensation?

For PTSD to be covered by workers’ compensation, it must meet the criteria as described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and be diagnosed by a psychologist or psychiatrist.

Alternatives to opioids for treating chronic pain

The medical community is identifying alternative ways to help individuals with chronic pain such as exercise, acupuncture and virtual reality.

Hidden costs of work injuries

Few employers realize just how costly a work injury can be until they experience one at their organization. That’s because there are so many hidden costs of work injuries that aren’t covered by workers’ compensation benefits, such as lost productivity, overtime costs, and impacts on the injured worker and their family.

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