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Remote work risks. Proper ergonomics will help remote employees avoid injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, low back and neck strains. Such ailments can quickly become workers’ compensation claims. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As organizations bend to economic headwinds caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention and early detection of potential claims will also be critically important to contain and mitigate balance sheet exposures. First-responders, healthcare workers and “essential” personnel will all be affected by COVID-19, necessarily resulting in significantly greater numbers of workers’ compensation claims.

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