If you file a Workers’ Compensation claim due to a work injury, you may find that your employer is not as supportive as you might expect. Your boss may seem more concerned with how your injury affects their bottom line than your recovery
Why Company’s Challenge Workers’ Compensation Claims
Your company may challenge your claim if they feel that they are not responsible for you injury or illness. Most companies consider their employees to be assets. Unfortunately, when you are injured at work you become an instant liability. Your employer may challenge your worker’s comp claim if they believe that:
- You are embellishing or exaggerating the seriousness of your injury/illness
- You have not returned to work after what they consider being ample recovery time
- Your injury occurred elsewhere or that you had an injury or condition before your claim
Tips on Going Back to Work Despite an Ongoing Claim Dispute
Discovering that your employer...