Workers Compensation/Leave of Absence Specialist
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Human Resources
Specialty Benefits Specialist
Location 19135 , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Position Summary:
Under general direction of the Human Resources Manager, ensures timely processing of employee Workers' Compensation claims; evaluates accident reports to determine accuracy and completeness and to ensure adequate investigation; makes decisions regarding compensability and appropriateness of claims. Assist with compliance of applicable laws and regulations.
Job Duties:

Communicates and interacts with employees to complete accident investigation and root cause analysis
Liaison between employee and insurance company
Report the claim to insurance company and to individual state based on additional requirements
Administer light duty and return to work employee program by closely working with supervisors and department heads
Responsible for maintaining all workers comp documents, both accident and incident investigations
Communicates and interacts with employees, insurance adjusters, medical professionals, and legal advisors
Assembles facts regarding claims for cases pending litigation; represents the company at Workers' Compensation Administration mediation and formal hearings, and request appropriate level of authority internally to settle claims
Maintains employee claim files in accordance with appropriate best practices and other company policies
Works closely with employees making doctors appointments with regard to claim and monitoring same
Coordinates and participates in strategic planning aimed at reducing the incidence of worker's compensation-related injuries through the entire organization
Prepare and summit Workers Comp documents included but not limited to: wage statements, PDA, Job offer letter, job descriptions
Responsible for completing, updating, and reporting OSHA logs for all facilities to BLS and OSHA
Occasional travel to Baltimore, MD plant
Provide employees with appropriate FMLA documents
Work closely with employees regarding their FMLA leave and return dates
Communicate with payroll regarding employees status and internal payments
Other duties assigned by supervisor


A CWCP certification is desired
5-7 years work experience required
Ability to multitask and to be a self-starter. Must have a strong sense of urgency
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
Experience in a large company (over 1,000 employees) is preferred
Past experience with an HRIS system (Kronos experience is desired)
Ability to speak Spanish or another language other than English is preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Safety knowledge preferred
Salary commensurate with experience

Working Conditions:

Working in union environment with a diverse workforce.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects, standing and/or walking for extended periods of times during busy hours
Occasionally required to work in wet and cold environment

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Relocation assistance
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

Bonus pay
Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

Philadelphia, PA 19135: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Workers' compensation: 7 years (Preferred)
Manufacturing Industry: 7 years (Preferred)
HRIS System (Kronos): 7 years (Preferred)
Safety knowledge: 7 years (Preferred)
Salary commensurate: 7 years (Preferred)
large company (over 1,000 employees): 7 years (Preferred)


Ability to speak Spanish or another language (Preferred)


CWCP (Preferred)

Work Location: One locationHealth insurance