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UPDATE – SUCCESS FOR STATE FUND EMPLOYER! BWC APPROVES APPLICATION TO CHARGE SURPLUS FUND FOR NON AT FAULT MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ONE DAY

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

LL Patterson recently assisted a state fund employer in successfully having all its claim costs allocated to the surplus fund where their employee was injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver.  In July 2017, the BWC implemented a new procedure to help state fund employers in claims where their employees are injured in auto accidents caused by negligent third parties. In these circumstances, if the required documentation is provided, the BWC allocates all the claim costs to the surplus fund and NONE of the claim costs are counted against the employer’s experience. In April 2018, LL Patterson secured all the required documentation and forwarded the request to the BWC. The BWC approved the application on the same day it was received!

Statistical public data from the BWC indicates that currently there are 278 of these applications pending, with 181 approved, and 11 applications pending. So far, the BWC has approved approximately 65% of the applications. LL Patterson is confident we can beat this statistic!

Please note that certain documentation is required. These include Crash Report from law enforcement agency, Citation showing at fault third party, Proof of insurance for at fault third party, Proof that at fault party’s insurance accepts responsibility.  The BWC will REJECT any application that does not contain this mandatory information.

If you are a state fund employer and have a claim where one of your employees was injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent third party, PLEASE contact us!! We can help get all the claim costs allocated to the surplus fund so they do not count against your experience. This has the potential of LOWERING your premiums!!!

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