The expanding use of presumption in workers' compensation: Grand bargain at risk?

Presented by RIMS and Sedgwick, this webinar covers: the micro- and macro-economic impacts of COVID-19 as legislators, politicians, and regulators take actions that extend workers’ compensation benefits; the impacts that include the potentially significant implications for interstate competition among states, each of which provides workers’ compensation benefits in accordance with the statute within each state; the extent and frequency of using the presumption will influence how it and similar presumptions may be used for distribution of risk in the future; the full ramifications of the continued expansion of the presumption tool; and, if and how these forces are tipping the grand bargain balance away from its creator’s original intent and increasingly toward inequity between stakeholders.

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