Work Injuries in the Health Care Field
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how to minimize injuries in the health care field as well as how to handle an injury if one should occur.
Many hospitals and health care providers have locations in multiple states. Each state has its own approach for employers when dealing with claims filed by their employees. Some states have very unique handling of multiple aspects of workers’ compensation claims. One of the most prominent features is that some states have enacted legislation for handling of COVID-19 claims by creating a ‘rebuttable presumption’ on employers for ‘essential employees,’ which include those employed in the health care and nursing industry.
This topic will help those responsible for providing workers’ compensation benefits in the health care and nursing industry. While every claim should be viewed on a case-by-case basis, this material will explore the methodical litigation process applied throughout various states workers’ compensation statutes. This information will assist risk management and claims professionals with understanding how to analyze, evaluate, and ultimately attempt to resolve claims in a manner which reduces exposure for employers in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
• You will be able to define what is considered a compensable injury in the health care field and workplace.
• You will be able to describe the standard steps of defending, litigating, and settling an injury claim filed by a health care worker.
• You will be able to discuss the employer’s right to recovery on a third-party negligence action arising out of compensable work injury.
• You will be able to explain how COVID-19-related claims have shifted the burden of proving compensability by creating a ‘rebuttable presumption’ on the employer.