Blackberries and iPads and laptops, oh my! recently posted a timely story on mobile device usage and its creation of a modernized work-injury quandary. 

From the article:  “Employers who supply their employees with company cell phones, laptops, BlackBerries, iPads and other portable devices could be in for a surprise if an employee is injured while using the device when off-site or off the clock.

Insurance claims professionals say claims made by workers injured while doing things where the relation to their employment is unclear are on the rise and the increasing use of mobile devices is challenging traditional notions of work-related injuries.

At this year’s Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) meeting in Vancouver, these experts advised employers and risk managers to establish clear rules on employees’ use of mobile devices in order to mitigate injury claims.”

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By |2011-07-22T12:33:35+00:00July 22nd, 2011|