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Workers Compensation Accident MVA Spike and Smartphone Use

MVA Workers Compensation Accident Increase Possibly Linked To Smartphones The Workers Compensation accident increase reports are a thing of the past. All of us know that on-the-job accidents have decreased significantly over the last few years.   The one constant in these reports is the lack of a root cause. Why

Accident Curve And Natural Disasters – Spike in Workers Comp Claims

Accident Curve And Natural Disasters The accident curve measures the accident rate lessening per unit of  work time.   The concept has been debated over time.   A search far and wide located a 1916 text that actually addressed this issue very well.  Please see the last two sets of

Workers Comp Accident Rates Affected By Spring Forward

Workers Comp Accident Rates Do Spring Forward Do Workers Comp Accident Rates twice per year?  According to a recent article I came across- not necessarily. The one hour time change in the fall has no effect on accident rates.   The springtime “ides of March” time change does lead to

Accident Curve – Upcoming Workers Comp Risk Factor

The Accident Curve Comes From The Learning Curve There has been a large amount of recent traffic and buzz on the articles in the blog that covered the Learning Curve or the Accident Curve.  There was an old adage in Risk Management that said “90% of all accidents happen the first time

Economic Recovery Happens And Learning Curve Kills (Literally)

Economic Recovery Begets The Learning Curve Dark Side The economic recovery may happen soon – or then again possibly not for a long time.  One of the most ignored equations or proved theories is the Learning Curve.  In my actuarial degree, this was one of the glossed over management equations

Workers Comp Claims Spike – Easy Way To Handle?

Workers Comp Claims Spike May Show Need For More Training Does a Workers Comp Claims spike have an easy solution? In my last post,  the learning curve was what I thought would be the reason for an upcoming  workers comp claims spike or explosion in claims.  Rookies tend to make

Will There Be Spike In Workers Comp Claims Due to Sandy?

Spike In Workers Comp Claims Post Natural Disaster Hurricane Sandy could cause a spike in Workers Comp claims?   New York, New Jersey, and many other states have felt the impact of Superstorm Sandy.  The hidden increase in economic costs will occur when the rebuilding begins.  I had coined the

Workers Comp Claims Explosion If Economy Rebounds Quickly

The Workers Comp Claims Explosion Due To Learning Curve Will a workers comp claims explosion occur in the next few years?  The economy is going to eventually recover from its recent lows.  If there is a very quick rebound, insurance carriers, TPA’s, employers, and any type of insurance personnel must be

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