Small change could have saved employer thousands in medical claims

08/12/2011 |

An employer who refused to buy a telephone headset costing about $10 for an employee ended up with $128,424 in workers' compensation medical bills after the employee developed neck, shoulder, head and arm pain from trying to hold the phone on her shoulder while typing. The position aggravated a pre-existing condition. "In some cases a small expense now could save tons in workers' comp benefits down the road," Christian Schappel writes.

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