Many injured workers are fearful of losing their jobs if they pursue a workers’ compensation claim against their employer. That is precisely why immediately after you are hurt on the job, you need to do everything possible to protect yourself.
The following scenarios will give you some insight into what employers look for to avoid paying for questionable workers’ compensation claims. If an employee’s actions fit one of the categories below, an employer will typically view the employee’s behavior as a “red flag” for the possibility of fraudulent behavior.
Workers’ compensation is a complex area of law where an injured worker cannot afford to take chances on an attorney who divides his or her time and expertise by practicing in other unrelated legal areas. If you suffer a work-related injury, you need a specialist, not someone who dabbles in helping injured workers address their treatment and income benefit concerns.