Workers' Compensation

Symposium Registration Now Open

By  Halie Gallik | 5/5/2022 8:00 am

Registration is now open for Public Entity Partners’ 2022 Risk & Insurance Symposium, scheduled for August 24 - 26 at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin. This three-day, in-person educational and networking event will provide attendees with courses aimed at local government risk management and touch on emerging risk exposures.


Webinar - Tennessee Drug Free Workplace

By  Heather Hughes | 3/3/2022 7:00 am

Public Entity Partners will present a webinar on the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace Program on March 30th at 1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST. This webinar will be hosted by Lance Wheaton, program coordinator, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Drug Free Workplace Program.


REWARD Program Webinar

By  Halie Gallik | 12/9/2021 7:00 am

Workers’ compensation ensures that injured workers have access to medical care. It also covers wage replacement, depending on the amount of time an injured employee is unable to return to work. Successful workers’ compensation programs are partnerships designed to keep employees safe and free from accidents and injury through risk management. In the event an injury or accident does occur, they also provide treatment so injured employees are able to return to work at or as close to their pre-injury conditions as possible.


Congratulations to Claims Staffers

By  Halie Gallik | 10/1/2021 9:00 am

After 25 years of working with local government employees as part of Public Entity (PE) Partners’ claims department, Michele Williams retired on September 30th. As the workers’ compensation claims supervisor, Michele was responsible for the workload of each of the nine workers’ compensation adjusters, in addition to working directly with claimants and members. PE Partners members who have had the opportunity to work with Michele know that she brings a sense of calm and consistency to everything she does.


Webinar Series Launches for Fall 2021

By  Halie Gallik | 9/3/2021 4:00 pm

Join us for the Partnering for Success webinar series to increase your knowledge on current risk management exposures and topics for public entities. All webinars are free for PE Partners members.


BWC Announces Free Employer Training

By  Heather Hughes | 8/2/2021 2:00 pm

Although sound risk management practices can reduce the number and severity of work-related injuries, it is not possible to eliminate every accident or injury. When injuries and accidents do occur, a foundational goal of the workers’ compensation system is to provide prompt medical care to injured employees, and provide a pathway to recovery and returning to the workforce.


Critical Notice - Workers' Compensation Claims

By  Halie Gallik | 10/27/2020 8:00 pm

When an employee has a work-related injury, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation requires an Employer’s First Report of Work Injury or Illness (Form C-20) be completed. The Form C-20 initiates a workers’ compensation claim and is a required filing with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, so the filing needs to be accurate and thorough. Please ensure your organization understands all the information that is required by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.


Telemedicine Rules Update from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

9/1/2020 4:30 pm

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation shared an important update and information regarding the Telemedicine working group to study the possibility of enacting telehealth / telemedicine rules for workers’ compensation. You will want to learn more about this process.