Workers’ Comp Fraud: Is It a Big Deal?

Teenager in handcuffs

Workers’ compensation, when managed properly and honestly, is a vital form of insurance that protects employees who are injured on the job through no fault of their own. When the injury is especially grave and/or requires significant time away from the job, workers’ comp becomes all the more important.

But the main issue with workers’ comp is that some people who wind up collecting feel like they’ve won the lottery – they’re getting paid and they don’t have to go to work. It’s the American Dream, right? So why would they admit that they’re completely healed – or that they were never really particularly injured in the first place – when they can just go on receiving paychecks for doing nothing? That’s exactly why workers’ comp fraud is such an issue. 
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Claim Reporting Basics, Part 1

Claims Reporting part 1

When it comes to workers’ compensation, claims reporting is one of the most difficult subjects to try and wrap your head around. But understanding it is vital so that you don’t make a mistake that could end up costing you in the end. Let’s learn a little more about it, shall we?

No matter where you are in the country, every state’s rules are the same: employers must report every on-the-job injury. That might seem pretty straightforward, until you realize what it encompasses: a complaint, a whimper, a rumor, a hint, an expression of pain – anything that could possibly, in any way, result in an employee seeking a doctor’s care. 
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Workers’ Comp Medical Costs Expected to Rise 4% in Coming Years

Do medical costs ever go down? 
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Claim Reporting: Guidelines, Warnings, and Tools

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