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HR & the Cost of Job Injuries

  • February 06, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless
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HR & the Cost of Job Injuries

HR may or may not have a direct specific responsibility for workers’ compensation matters; however HR can have a major impact on the financial and human costs of job related injury. This session looks at those factors that cause unnecessary staff turnover and absences, job loss, and escalating medical issues.

The better HR managers understand workers’ compensation, the cost drivers, what employers can and should be doing, what to expect from their insurance carrier and doctors, the better the employer will be at controlling costs.  HR becomes a more effective business partner within their organization.

Private employers in Texas are not required to carry workers’ compensation. If an employer chooses not to carry workers’ compensation, there are still reporting responsibilities.  Injuries still need to be managed. Cost still must be controlled.

The longer an injured employee is away from work, the higher the employers’ costs and the worse the impact of the injury is on the employee.  Eliminating unnecessary lost time is a critical factor, with or without workers’ comp.  

This session provides tools to address and avoid issues that result from medically unnecessary lost time.  Costly turnover is eliminated,  business and workers’ compensation costs are significantly reduced.  Learn how to be proactive in managing issues around job related injury, participate in the management of claims, and avoid some of the pitfalls faced by employers in getting injured employees back to work.

About the speaker:

Pat Crawford is a Workers’ Compensation/Return to Work Specialist for the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation.  

For 25 years, prior to joining the Division, she was a Workers’ Compensation Specialist and Human Resource Manager for Levi Strauss & Co. She managed workers’ compensation claims and costs as well as related legislative and regulatory matters, in 13 states. She served on the Board of Directors establishing the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, which eventually became Texas Mutual Insurance Co. She has participated in numerous committees and activities addressing workers’ compensation and labor concerns across the country.

Her business and HR background has provided “hands on” experience in dealing with the difficulties often faced by employers in controlling workers’ compensation costs and limiting unnecessary disability following a work related illness or injury.  

This program is pending 1.00 general credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through HRCI and 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM.


Mid-Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

All online reservations are due by NOON on the Monday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.

Cancellations & Payments:
We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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