[originally published in KCN, June 2009]
While it goes without saying that no employer relishes the thought of having one of his employees on L&I due to a work injury, having that same work injury blossom into a long-term, chronic disability is enough to make any boss lose his lunch.
And while most work injuries do not turn into chronic disabilities, that fact is, some do. As employers (or employees for that matter), is there any way we can see this coming? Are there any risk factors to watch for, and if so, are there ways we can reduce these risks?