Workers’ Comp and the ‘First Aid’ Controversy by Barry Rosenblum, D.O.

As an occupational medicine physician I am frequently asked by the employer of the injured worker, “can this be a first aid case?” This question is asked because employers want to control as much of their minor medical expenses as possible by paying for these claims in order to reduce their loss experience modification. Historically this would have prevented a 

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Early Return to Work Programs Reduce Work Comp Costs By Barry S. Rosenblum, D.O.

Workers Compensation costs are increasing faster than non-work related medical costs that translate into higher work comp insurance premiums for employers. This year some businesses will be facing premiums that are fifty percent higher than last year’s premiums! This is due in part to the complexity of our workers compensation system and to increasing fraud and litigation in our society. 

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