It is also important that you take an active role in managing your open claims with your claims adjuster. At any given time, the typical claims adjuster juggles hundreds of claims and you need an aggressive follow up strategy when you have an injured worker who is out for an extended period of time, especially when such worker is “milking the system”. You should require the claims adjuster to keep you informed about how the medical treatment is progressing and inquire about strategies and time lines in bringing the claim to the quickest and least expensive conclusion. The old adage that the screeching wheel gets the grease is true when it comes to making sure that your claims get priority attention. Many state Workers’ Compensation commissions offer excellent one day courses to employers on the claims process and this knowledge will help you to better manage your claims adjuster.