Category Archives: Claim & Risk Control

Got Ergonomics? Your Aging Workers Want to Know

female worker

Age is not an independent risk factor for developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as strains, overexertion, rotator cuff injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc.  Yet, older workers are more susceptible to MSDs because of decreased functional capacity, strength and flexibility.  … Continue reading →

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Threats and Drivers

Security at the Sochi Olympics

As I write, hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants will be converging by air, sea, rail and road towards the Black Sea town of Sochi, sitting in the shadow of the now snow-laden Caucasian Mountains and the winter sports … Continue reading →

Super Ad, Super Risk

Football tv

You've committed millions to the highest of high-profile commercials - but what if something goes wrong? Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

Shark Fin Emerging

Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they're keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a concrete threat this year? Continue reading →

When Success Backfires

Sold Out

Every year, the John Lewis Christmas TV advert has become something of a national treasure in the UK. To such an extent, that whenever the new advert is released, there is a media frenzy, sales records are broken and many … Continue reading →

Best Practices for Approaching the F-word in Workers Comp (a.k.a. Fraud)

Workers comp fraud is estimated to cost insurers/employers over $7.2 billion annually, large enough to rank among the Fortune 500 if it were a legitimate business. Whatever the  numbers, workers’ compensation fraud is not just a cost borne by insurers. … Continue reading →

Communicating Risk: “Safety Dance” Makes People Watch

Virgin America Safety Dance

We’ve all been there. The aisles of the plane are busy as you try to get to your seat while carrying your bag, your phone, your boarding card and all manner of other stuff. With so much going on, to … Continue reading →

U.S. Workplace Injury and Illness Data – Good News for Workers?

BLS: EMPLOYER REPORTED W ORKPLACE I NJURIES AND ILLNESSES – BY STATE

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on employer-reported injuries and illnesses have good news for American workers. Which states fared best and why. Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2013

Scariest Risks

Halloween season always puts us in a dark frame of mind here at WillisWire, reflecting not on ghosts and goblins but on all the scary risks we help our clients prepare for.  This year, 18 of our bloggers submitted the … Continue reading →

Got Closure? How to Close “Old Dog” Claim Files

Case Closed Stamp

I’m always surprised when I review a prospect’s losses about how little attention is given to their historical open losses, especially with Workers’ Compensation. Continue reading →