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Fewer On-The-Job Accidents? Might Be Good News for Your Workers Comp Rates

Work-related accidents and illnesses in the private sector were down in 2015, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, continuing a trend that began in 2002, 2012 being the exception. Despite an increase in total hours worked, non-fatal injuries declined by 48,000 to 2.9 million down from 2014.

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This Election Could Change Your Workers’ Comp Solutions

With the election getting ever nearer, it’s important to note that both Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton have different polices regarding workplace issues. Depending on who is elected, new laws and regulations could mean a change to your workers’ comp policy.

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The Rates In Your State Might Be Going Up: Leaststaff Can Help

The slightest change in state law or a court ruling can have an impact on your rates. In Florida, the National Council on Compensation Insurance, approved a double digit rate increase of 14.5% because of a court ruling stating that limitations on workers’ comp attorneys’ fees is unconstitutional. That extra cost is passed on to employers in the form of higher premiums.

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PTSD — The Next Challenge for Staffing

An appellate court ruled recently that an employee who witnesses a traumatic event at work can file a workers’ comp claim claiming post-traumatic stress disorder. In this case, the court ruled that a firefighter suffered a psychological injury because of a sudden “traumatic event” after the death of a fellow fire fighter. He therefore qualified for workers’ compensation.

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In a win for employers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a light duty assignment granted to an injured worker does not need to be permanent. In this particular case the employee suffered a work injury, which turned into a medical condition...

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As the election heats up, both candidates have mentioned the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Donald Trump says he’ll repeal it, while Hilary Clinton has no plans to change a thing. Regardless, changes in affect in 2016 still apply to your staffing company, and penalties can cost you if you aren’t in the loop.

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