Musculoskeletal Injuries Drive Employers Crazy
What is it about handling musculoskeletal injuries at work that drive all but the most sophisticated employers, nuts? It’s not just the employer either. It’s the claim rep. too. Walk into any workers compensation claims operation and notify the claims team that they will be divided into two segments. Half will be handling only ‘acute’ injuries (burns, head injury, lacerations etc..) and the other half will only be handling musculoskeletal or cumulative trauma injuries (carpal tunnel, strains/sprains, epicondylitis, etc...). Ask how many of them volunteer to handle only musculoskeletal claims and I’ll bet you’ll hear crickets.