Reducing Cost of Accident
One clear way to control the cost of accident would be to follow all the rules of book for safety. All the methods of safety which were described earlier have to be implemented so that cost of accident is controlled. Though, the most important cost to be paid, albiet not the highest, is compensation whose value depends on type of accident, The payment of compensation is generally done according to rules of government, decided by court or Tribunals. The cost is reduced very much if the employer pays compensation promptly after negotiating with the injured worker. The employers generally have workers compensation insured but some large industries have internal insurance system also. Several insurance companies after excellent safety engineering or loss control services to their policy holders.
These services assist the employees in improving workplace safety. It has been pointed out earlier that big proportion of cost of accident goes for other expenses and not to the victim of the accident. The uninsured costs involve the time wasted by supervisors and other employees, the cost of damaged product or equipment, downtime in production, cost of first aid, cost of trading the replacement and so on. A good loss control effort should include the employer and insurance company. The representatives from the insurance company can serve as watch dogs on the company's programmes of safety and form suggestion of improvement. The insurance companies also provide advice in efficient claim handling that controls cost of compensation. The services are rendered through insurance company are implicit in their stake in payment of accident compensation and therefore they are always ready to help insured employer.