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May 2016 Archives

"Opt out" alternatives are no real alternative to workers' comp

When it comes to injured workers, there is a limit to how much cost cutting can occur in a program and still allow it to perform its essential function that of providing for compensation and medical care for injured workers. At the end of the day, the injury should dictate the amount and level of care necessary, not the employer or some other entity with a financial interest in the system.

Can fee schedules help to Wisconsin workers' comp control costs ?

Workers' compensation programs are expensive. They must cover injuries that can range from minor, single occurrence incidents to chronic or catastrophic injuries that leave a worker permanently disabled.

Trenches pose a grave threat to workers

With the return of warmer weather in Wisconsin, many workers will see a resumption in trenching activity. While this is essential for many jobs, from plumbing and other underground utilities to building foundations, it is essential that this work is carried out safely.

OSHA fines Wisconsin paper mill $119K for 2015 death of worker

A federal investigation into a fatal accident at a Wisconsin paper mill recently concluded that the mill is responsible for the death of one of its workers. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the employer, Clearwater Paper Corp., for four safety violations, including one willful violation, and has proposed $119,000 in fines.

The instant that lasts a lifetime

Imagine you are lying in a hospital bed. You stare ahead at the typical, Wisconsin hospital room. Overhead fluorescent lights, medical equipment near the wall, a monitor and keyboard for the doctors or nurses, maybe a whiteboard with your name and some other details of your condition.

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