This book is about much more than just how to reduce workers’ compensation costs. It is an excellent review of the history of the workers’ compensation program in our society and how it impacts business, employees, and the general welfare of our communities. The book is a lot about the process, with vivid stories about outcomes of specific cases. It should be a must-read for anyone starting any enterprise resulting in the employment of another person. Additionally, the information in this book will be a great review for employees of any existing enterprise who either have responsibility for the actions of others or aspire to assume such duties in the future.
Managing workers’ compensation costs should be as important to a company as any other cost. One could argue they are even more important because of the pain and suffering that accompanies such injuries and costs. However, it’s not just the very observable medical cost or the disability compensation — it goes much further. You lose productivity, your and your employees’ attention are taken away from the work of your company, and poor handling of injury cases results in poor morale and a diminished reputation of your entire enterprise. The short of it is, nothing good can result from not being on top of this issue at all times!
“I have had over 35 years of progressive experience in human resources, and I have become convinced that when management becomes aware of the issues Bob covers in his book, they immediately are ready to look for improvements. Unfortunately, for some, their awareness doesn’t come until they experience a bad injury case to include a huge settlement. For this reason, I highly recommend you read this book now and that you heed Bob’s Ten Commandments!”
Bob Crumley is an attorney and a serial entreprenuer, and has been an executive in government and in private businesses. As the founder of a large personal injury law firm that has handled thousands of WC cases against companies, Bob is uniquely positioned to explain to business owners how to keep him and other lawyers out of their business and pocketbook.