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Claims

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Avoid common mistakes when reporting work injuries

Fast, accurate injury reporting can reduce frustration for everyone involved. Watch out for these common mistakes.

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Are infectious diseases acquired at work eligible for workers’ compensation?

Infectious diseases and workers’ compensation: Legal and practical considerations if employees are exposed to the flu or other viruses at work

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Do you have a plan for investigating work injuries?

You hope a work injury doesn’t occur, but if one does, use this four-point accident analysis plan to investigate.

The burdens of work injuries you might not see

Following a work injury, depression is a real risk. Here are a few ways employers can help provide some relief.

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Nine expert tips that can lower your workers’ compensation costs

Employers have some control over workers’ compensation premiums. Here are our best tips for controlling your losses, and as a result, your premiums.

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Claim adjusters’ best tips to avoid workers’ comp missteps

SFM’s claims representatives share their top tips for employers when dealing with workers’ compensation claims.

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The value in reporting minor work injuries

Reporting minor injuries helps create a record in case the injury becomes more severe. Incident-only claims won’t affect your premium.

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Four things you need to do after an employee is injured

Help prevent future workplace injuries, get the employee on the road to recovery and ensure a smooth claim process with these four post-injury tips.

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Waiting periods: What to watch for

Bringing injured employees back to work before your state’s waiting period ends is one of the most important things you can do to control future premiums.

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Consequential depression: When a work injury leads to mental health issues

Post-injury depression can prolong a claim and delay return-to-work. Here are five steps employers can take to lower the risk of consequential depression.

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