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When catastrophe strikes, Sheakley is there to help

When the worst happens and a catastrophic accident occurs in the workplace, the injuries are life changing and often include permanent disabilities. An excellent Case Manager can make all the difference to ensure the most positive outcome possible. When a 55-year-old female was involved in a car accident at work and sustained a traumatic right leg [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:21:47-04:00July 26th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

Transitional Work – What is it and Why is it Important?

Transitional Work is a "return to work" tool available for employers that have an employee injured on the job and now have restrictions preventing them from fulfilling their position's duties. Now there is a Transitional Work Program to help employers facing this situation. The program is designed to transition the injured worker back to their full duty position [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:22:38-04:00July 7th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

Red Flags to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Due to the nature of an injury, some workers’ compensation claims can be more difficult to manage. However, there are some warning signs that employers should look for indicating a difficult claim. Some of these red flags are: The injury was reported before/after vacation; just prior to retirement; shortly after announced lay-offs; or there was [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:25:18-04:00May 25th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

How to Get the Most Out of Your Safety Committee

Many employers utilize safety committees to assist with their Ohio workers’ compensation program. The safety committee can review and analyze the data to determine what areas are incurring the most injuries and the causes for these injuries. Your Managed Care Organization (MCO) should be able to provide valuable data to the safety committee to review. [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:28:42-04:00April 14th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

9 Pain-free Steps to Improve your Workers’ Compensation Program

To take a quick assessment of your Workers' Compensation program, first ask yourself these questions: Do my injured employees know what to do if they’re injured on the job? Do my supervisors know what information is needed if there’s a workplace accident? Do my supervisors know where they should send documents and/or report an injury? Is it [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:33:35-04:00January 10th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

Why are my employees getting medical bills for their workers’ comp claims?

Have your employees ever received medical bills related to their Ohio workers’ compensation claim and wondered why they are being billed? Here's the simple explanation, the physician’s billing office may not be aware that the charges are related to a workers’ compensation claim. To be certain, the actual statement will always tell the story. If [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:33:55-04:00December 29th, 2016|Managed Care|0 Comments

Building your Return to Work Toolkit, Step 1

Recently, we talked about your Return to Work Starter Kit...now it's time to build your Return to Work Toolkit. Employers face many difficulties trying to help an injured worker return to work after a job site injury. Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the more difficult it is for them [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:34:49-04:00November 16th, 2016|Managed Care|0 Comments

Sprains and Strains: Falling into Prevention

The National Safety Council ranked both repetitive motion injuries and overexertion injuries in the “Top 10 Preventable Workplace Incidents” in 2013. Both of these types of injuries can result in back sprains and strains, time off work, and dollars spent on both treatment and lost wages. Just as trainers and coaches work with athletes to [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:35:24-04:00November 1st, 2016|Managed Care|0 Comments

Return to Work Starter Kit

Ohio employers are faced with some difficult tasks when it comes to their Ohio workers’ compensation programs, especially when it comes to getting an injured worker back to work.  Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the more difficult it is for them to return to work.  That is why early [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:35:37-04:00October 19th, 2016|Managed Care|0 Comments