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Claims

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.

Why employers should get to know medical providers

Building relationships with the local doctors most likely to treat your injured workers lays the groundwork for teamwork between you, the physician and your insurer.

New studies on opioids show ineffectiveness, high cost

Recent studies have shown that opioids are less effective than common painkillers and delay return to work. SFM has been working since 2014 to reduce long-term use of opioids by injured workers.

Does workers’ compensation insurance cover injuries from car accidents?

In some cases, automobile accidents are covered by workers’ compensation. Here’s what to if you’re involved in a work-related car accident.

Workplace safety and claims resources for employees with limited English proficiency

SFM offers a number of resources to help keep employees with limited English proficiency safe, and assist if they are injured.

Can employers pay small medical bills without submitting them to their workers’ compensation insurer?

Choosing to pay a workers' compensation medical bill yourself can create a ripple effect of future problems.

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.

Aaron Holm
After severe injury, man recovers, thrives, then helps others

SFM employees recently heard the inspiring story of a man who not only overcame a tragic accident that cost him both legs, but used the experience to help others.

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