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When might an employee not be covered?

The general assumption regarding workers' compensation benefits is that all eligible employees have access to them, regardless of fault. This offers you (as an employer in Troy) an added sense of security in knowing that not only is your workforce protected, but so are you. Yet could there be situations where an employee is excluded them receiving workers' compensation coverage?

A closer look at workers' comp fraud

Workers' compensation benefits are meant to help employees who have sustained job-related injuries and are struggling with the consequences of these injuries, such as financial problems due to missed work and medical costs. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of the system and attempt to pursue benefits that they are not entitled to. There are a number of reasons why people try to obtain workers' comp benefits that they should not be entitled to and our law office believes that this is unacceptable. Unfortunately, many people have gotten away with fraudulent workers' comp claims and received benefits that never should have been awarded.

Workers' comp claims over slip-and-fall accidents

Workplace injuries take place in many different ways, and it is important for employers to consider various preventative measures to keep employees safe and avoid some of the consequences of workplace accidents. Unfortunately, workplace accidents cannot always be avoided, no matter how much a company focuses on employee safety. Moreover, there are times when workers falsely claim that they were hurt on the job and attempt to pursue workers' compensation benefits that they should not be entitled to. Sometimes, these cases may involve an alleged slip-and-fall accident.

Technology and the workers’ comp sphere

One trend that the U.S. has recently seen when it comes to workers’ comp claims is a drop in claims frequency. Such drops can have many different effects within the workers’ compensation market, including having the potential to push down rates.

Independent medical exams and your injured employee

Do you know how an Independent Medical Exam (IME) can affect your employee's workers' compensation claim? If you are a self-insured small-business owner, you have a right to request that an injured employee is examined by a board-certified doctor of your choosing for a second opinion. 

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