Texoma Human Resource Management Association
The Cost of Job Related Injury
HR has a major role to play in controlling financial and human costs of job related injury even without having direct responsibility for workers’ compensation issues. This session looks at factors that cause unnecessary expense and the important role HR plays.
This session provides tools to address and avoid issues that result from medically unnecessary lost time. Costly turnover is eliminated, business and workers’ compensation costs are significantly reduced. Learn how to be proactive in managing issues around job related injury, participate in the management of claims, and avoid some of the pitfalls faced by employers in getting injured employees back to work.
Pat Crawford is a Workers’ Compensation Specialist for the Texas Department of Insurance/Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Prior to joining the Division, she was a Workers’ Compensation Specialist and HR Manager for Levi Strauss & Co. She managed workers’ compensation for LS & Co., as well as legislative and regulatory matters in 13 states. She served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund (Texas Mutual Insurance) for nine (9) years. She participated in numerous committees and activities addressing workers’ compensation and labor concerns across the country.
Her significant business background has provided “hands on” experience in dealing with the difficulties often faced by employers in controlling workers’ compensation costs and getting injured workers back to work following a work related illness or injury.