The workers’ comp system in Washington state can be daunting for any employer. That’s why more than 1,000 leading employers in Washington turn to Approach for help with safety, claims management, and refunds on their workers’ comp premiums. We’ve made these infographics to help show how the whole system works.
It all starts with safety
Safety is the key to lower workers’ comp costs. Start with a Safety Visit, free for all Approach clients, or call us when you have safety questions.
If an accident happens…
Thankfully, most accidents and injuries are minor. We’ve seen it all, though, and made this chart to show the process. Good news! Even complex claims can reach a positive conclusion.
Top Two Strategies
Many employees can return to work right away in a light-duty position. This allows your company to benefit from the Washington Stay-At-Work Program.
When light-duty isn’t possible right away, Kept-on-Salary is the bridge for your employee and your company. A little expense now can prevent huge rate increases later.
Keeping employees on the job
Offering your injured employee a permanent light-duty position can bring claims to a positive conclusion.
And your insurance rates as low as possible
Everything you do to improve safety and manage claims helps to keep your workers’ comp costs as low as possible.