A good insurance broker will work with you and advise you on reducing the cost of workers’ compensation. Your broker will provide all necessary resources on implementing safety procedures in the workplace including guidance on controlling risks and avoiding hazardous situations.
She will also liaison with your insurance company as and when required in order to get the best deal for you. A broker who will just sell you an insurance policy with no further assistance can never help you to minimize your expenses towards employee claims.
An injured employee feels aggrieved if the employer ignores him/her during the recovery period. While injuries can happen to anybody anytime, an injured employee should always be made to feel an integral part of the workforce.
You can inculcate a sense of belonging and worthiness in an injured employee by designating some lighter work to him/her till the employee recovers and joins regular duty.
The employee should be made to understand that s/he will be welcomed back once the recovery is complete. This way, you ensure that your injured employee is not upset enough to contact Compensation Lawyer Sydney and file for claims. Once a claim is filed, you will have to spend substantially either on the claims or on challenging the petition in court.
Insurance providers that are not adept in settling workers’ issues are likely to botch up compensation claims from workers which will further raise the claims cost. Always ask to see a list of their present clients to ensure that they have experience in dealing with similar situations and with companies that are similar in size and business to yours.
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