“New year, new you.” How many times have we heard that one?
Yet, the same problems that vexed us in December are still there in January. You may be planning to lose weight, save money, or spend more time with family. But what are you doing about a new approach to resolve your ugliest workers compensation claims?
Start by identifying claims that are ripe for closure. Look at the injured worker’s birth date; if the injured worker has reached age 61 and isn’t already on SSDI, it’s time to get serious. Is the claim more than five years old? Are you spending time and money with frequent WCAB trips?
Workers Compensation professionals often have a to-do list which actually impedes claim closure. The content of that additional report may be completely predictable. You could settle without it. Meanwhile frustration, disputes, and expense increase.
Call me to talk about whether the time is right for mediation. There’s never a charge for that discussion.