Broadspire, a Crawford Company and a third party administrator (TPA) and medical management services provider, has launched a new alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process for unions.

The company working in conjunction with workers compensation solutions (WCS), an ADR consulting firm, will leverage legislation and employ nurse advocates to assist an injured worker through a structured claims management process.

The company provides an ADR solution in all 33 US states where legislative guidelines permit. The Broadspire/WCS solution can be implemented with fully insured, loss-sensitive, self-insured or Taft-Hartley Trust programs, said the company.

Kerwin Williams, senior vice president of Broadspire, said: “With ADR, employers benefit directly from tremendous cost savings, injured employees receive elevated assistance and heightened care delivery, while unions reap the rewards associated with improved relationships with management.”