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Case Study (G) - Claims Management - Factory Worker
A worker was issued a final Workers Compensation Medical Certificate
stating he was fit for Permanently Modified Duties, but no duties were
supplied by the employer. The worker remained off work for over 18 months
and the insurer placed a high estimate making total cost of that claim over
$145,000.00. The Challenge to bring the issues of the matter to the
attention of the WorkCover Arbitrator so a realistic settlement could be
reached and the costs significantly reduced.
We conducted a Task Analysis at the Workplace, which identified appropriate
suitable duties although we knew it was unlikely the worker would want to
participate in such a program. The workers medical status was clearly
documented, it indicated his ability to perform the available duties.
During the arbitration process the worker instructed his solicitors to
obtain in excess of $90,000.00 in workers compensation payout for his
stated incapacity and future loss of wages. We provided irrefutable
information as to the availability and suitability of the work being
offered. The worker either had to return in an attempt to demonstrate a
course to maximum medical improvement or negotiate for an immediate
commercial settlement. The worker instructed by his solicitor agreed on the
day to a $7,500.00 settlement all-inclusive. The matter has now been closed
and no further costs will be incurred.
The total cost of claim was reduced to $39,658.74. A saving of $106,085.26
on the cost of that claim.
What the client say's
The client has since allowed us to promote the saving's achieved and is a
referee for our business promotion. Between this claim and another similar
this client says "You have saved me over $187,000.00 on my premium renewal
and caused me to get a rebate of over $174,000.00 on my adjustment, thank