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Workers' Comp 101 for Manufacturers

January 30, 2020 BY DEF Admin

Industry Today published "Workers' Comp 101 for Manufacturers" by Partner Jim Anderson, where he discusses several tips for claim prevention and handling, prior to and immediately following the initial report of  an injury. Following these tips accordingly will allow manufacturers to reduce excessive costs, while preventing workplace injuries. Jim explains the importance of acquiring diligent documentation ranging from the initial incident report, to witness statements and history of prior claims. Additionally, he emphasizes how crucial it is to be supportive towards the employees' request to seek medical attention, and ensuring that all employees are well educated on the selected panel of physicians available to them for examination. 

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Jim Anderson has been practicing law for 25 years, with the last 21 of those focused on Workers’ Compensation issues. He has extensive experience in drug cases and death claims in Workers’ Compensation and his strength is in determining the compensability of claims, including dependency issues. He developed his proficiency by trying more than 200 Workers’ Compensation hearings over almost two decades throughout the state of Georgia.

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