An unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act is that it’s making workers’ compensation a more-attractive option for employees who are injured while off the job.
As healthcare costs rise for individuals, and doctors find themselves conflicted over where they can be better compensated, we may see a rise in fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.
With so much at stake, it is becoming increasingly important not to take every workplace injury at face value. Every job incident should be treated like a crime scene; think of it as Workers’ Compensation CSI.
EHS Today advises utilizing the following steps if you want to conduct “workplace forensics.”