Survey: Workers Clueless About Comp

NU Online News Service, Aug. 29, 2:59 p.m. EST?A survey revealing widespread ignorance about the workers' compensation system should prompt employer education efforts because informed employees return to work quicker, an executive at The Hartford contends.

"We encourage employers to discuss workers' compensation insurance as a benefit with employees. We find when employees understand it as a benefit, they are far more likely to let supervisors know when they are injured, and we can get them better faster when we know about injury sooner," and at less cost, according to Annette Sanchez, senior vice president of Specialty risk Services, Hartford's third-party claims administrator.

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