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Claim tip: Collecting and preserving evidence on a workers' compensation claim

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Timely claim reporting and return-to-work-programs are vital in reducing the cost of workers’ compensation claims. Just as important, however, is preserving evidence when a third party is involved. This may be obvious for a property claim, but why would it be true for a workers’ compensation claim?

Because workers are sometimes injured due to the negligence of a third party. Examples of such exposures include malfunctioning equipment, exposure to toxins, motor vehicle accidents, or injury that occurs on the property of a third party. Subrogation and recovering costs related to accidents at work aren’t usually top-of-mind when there’s a workers’ compensation claim. Because of this, it can be challenging to pursue a third-party claim due to the lack of supporting documentation and the failure to preserve evidence.

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Every Move You Make

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For many years, video surveillance cameras have been used as a theft deterrent or to help apprehend criminals in banks, convenience stores, and gas stations. In recent years, video cameras have slowly been infiltrating many other businesses. In fact, most people now assume they’re being filmed while shopping in big box stores, and they’re probably right.

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Help Your Customers Avoid Slip and Fall Claims

Posted by Brian Kiley on Oct 21, 2015 4:00:48 PM

Winter is on the horizon. As predictable as the cold weather is, so is the increase in the number slip and fall claims. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Illinois was among the top five states generating the most questionable slip and fall claims from 2010-2011 with an overall increase of 12%. 

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Sewer backup or overflow: Which is it?

Posted by Brian Kiley on Sep 11, 2015 2:02:16 PM

What’s the difference between a sewer backup and a plumbing system overflow?

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