Author Archives: Jim Putzer, Society Insurance Workers Compensation Claims Manager

About Jim Putzer, Society Insurance Workers Compensation Claims Manager

Jim has over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry exclusively handling workers compensation claims. He has adjusted and managed claims for a diverse group of insureds ranging from family-owned businesses in the hospitality and service industries to large manufacturers. He holds the Associate in Claims – Management (AIC-M), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) and Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designations.

24/7 Nurse Triage Program for Workplace Injuries

While protecting the health of your employees is the number one priority of every business, no business is injury-proof. Accidents can happen even with the proper safety procedures and training in place. Sometimes workplace injuries require a trip to the emergency room. However, in non-emergency situations, a nurse triage program is a valuable resource to help achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved. (more…)

Workers Compensation: Employee or Independent Contractor?

In the world of workers compensation, the subject of employee vs. self-employed independent contractor is complex. Employers are not required to provide workers compensation coverage for independent contractors. Likewise, employers are not responsible for payroll taxes and other legal obligations that are necessary for employees. However, there are consequences for misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor, so it’s important to understand the difference. (more…)