Workers’ Compensation Costs Management Checklist


This checklist provides best practices and considerations for managing workers’ compensation costs. A workers’ compensation claim results in both direct costs (i.e., medical expenses, indemnity payments, and attorney’s fees) and indirect costs (i.e., lost productivity and increased insurance premiums). Employers can take steps before, during, and after each claim to manage these costs. This checklist addresses concerns that are common to most jurisdictions, but does not cover all potential state and local law distinctions.