Although it is of course unfortunate for such events to occur, they do happen and the financial remedy provided by workers' compensation can be immensely helpful to an employee as well as his or her family.
The majority of workers’ compensation costs for employers are comprised of insurance premiums and/or retained losses. Programs, if not properly managed, also can be costly to organizations in relation to workforce productivity and the time and resources required to manage claims.
In the US, workers’ compensation rules and regulations are established on a state-by-state basis and can vary considerably. These complexities can make it difficult for companies to navigate this environment and address emerging trends and legislative changes.
At Marsh, we understand that your employees are your most valuable asset and recognize your desire to protect and promote their health and safety. From insurance advice and placement to pre- and post-loss advisory solutions, our specialists can support efforts to reduce workers’ compensation loss costs, improve productivity and profitability, reinforce behaviors in support of key business objectives, and develop and implement sustainable safety programs.
Together, we can help you stay compliant, manage risks, reduce costs, and be resilient.
Worksafe Queensland has noted that amendments recommended following the 2018 review of the model Work Health and Safety laws (WHS laws), are likely in the coming months.