There is significant concern about how advancements in technology will affect the workplace. Namely, that human labor will incrementally be obsolete, and be replaced with more cost-effective machinery. However, one area of employment where technology seems to be bringing a great deal of improvement is worker’s compensation programs. If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert worker’s compensation attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
According to Tom Ryan, a market research leader for Marsh’s Worker’s Compensation Center of Excellence, technology has improved worker’s compensation programs in several areas, including communication, managing claims, and sharing workforce training. Some professions, such as construction, have started implementing wearable technology that can monitor employee fatigue and body temperature.
One of the main problems with worker’s compensation programs, according to Ryan, was the confusion employees experienced when going through the procedural steps to report an incident and make a claim. Now, mobile apps and more direct lines of communication give employees a straightforward system. Although the workforce may be wary of technology in general, worker’s compensation is clearly one area of employment that has seen substantial benefits.