The Cost of Claims is on the Rise…

Across the province of Saskatchewan, the cost of claims is on the rise.  Please read CEO George Marshall’s summary about the current environment (Now is a Good Time To Panic!)  Unfortunately, the service and hospitality industries are not immune to this trend.  So, what can you do about it?

Injury prevention.  The #1 way to reduce the cost of an injury is to prevent it from happening in the first place.  Not sure where to start?  Contact Service Hospitality today!

Effective management of claims.  This includes accommodation and early return to work.  Consider what your injured worker could be doing at work.  It may not be full time, and may not be their regular job, but if they are back to work and being productive – it will help you by decreasing your claim cost and maintaining productivity and help them stay connected and productive (a great thing for their physical recovery and their mental health!).  Service Hospitality offers training and consulting for Claims Management.

Consider the psychological aspect of all injury claims – even the physical ones.  Being away from work can bring on feelings of isolation and a lack of productivity.  These symptoms can lead to more serious mental health concerns.  Getting your workers back to work as soon as possible has never been more important than it is now. 

For more information about Mental Health in the workplace, consider joining our Mental Health Best Practices Group for some practical solutions and peer support.

Overall, you can only affect your organization.  But by reducing injuries and the effect of those that occur, you can help the province get back on track. 

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