Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Compensation, Contrary to what most people believe, workers compensation fraud is more than just exaggerating the medical condition. It’s a violation of an insurance program that provides a large number of benefits to employees who were harmed or damaged on the workplace. This program involves following benefits: medical, temporary and total ones; permanent, partial ones and death benefits. It has to be mentioned that the injured employee will receive all the benefits mentioned above, in the exchange for not bringing a civil action against the employer (except the cases of intentional acts).

Returning to the workers’ compensation fraud, it should be noted that the fight against cheaters and malingerers recently forced the insurance industry initiate a workers’ compensation reform that involves a profitable cost-cutting campaign in order to resist the abuse of the system.

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Workplace Health and Safety. Workers’ Compensation

Occupational safety and health also commonly referred to as workplace health and safety is an area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of the people engaged in work environment. The main statute protecting the health and safety of workers is the Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA).

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Employers should send their workers home in the same condition they came in. Costs associated with incidents, including lost costs, worker’s compensation claims, insurance costs and legal fees are minimized in a safe work environment. The total economic cost of work-related injures, illnesses or even deaths for 2009 is estimated to be $168.9 billion. The amount of money that is spent for worker’s compensation is very significant. Worker’s compensation laws protect people who are injured on the job. They are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided wiWorkplace-Safety-Signth fixed monetary awards. The estimated total time lost because of the unsafe working conditions is 95 million days. That is why  workplace safety is very important and it’s employers’ primary job to provide their workers with the safe working conditions.

If you’re doing safety effectively in a business world, it’s going to relate to fewer schedule interruptions, which will minimize companies’ costs and will save people’s lives!

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Actos – Harmful Drug Class Action Lawsuit. What is Pioglitazone and What are the Side Effects of Actos

Every day, people are injured by side effects of dangerous drugs. Defective drugs can lead to significant health risks including serious injury, disabilities and hospitalization. Although drugs are often recalled due to drug side effects, some pharmaceutical companies rush a product to market and aggressively promote the drug by persuading consumers to ask for the drug and convincing physicians to prescribe it.

downloadPioglizatone or Actos is a prescription drug of the thiazolidinedione (TZD) with hypoglycemic (antidiabetic, antihyperglycemic) action to treat diabetes. In 2008 it was the 10th best selling drug in the U.S. with sales exceeding $2.8 billion.

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Worker’s Compensation – Wage Replacement And Medical Benefits For Injured Employees

imagesWorker’s Compensation Laws were introduced for the first time in United States in the early 1900‘s and they were modeled after 19th century European laws. By 1920, most states had adopted similar laws and in 1948 Mississippi became the last state to adopt such laws.

4Worker’s Compensation Laws eliminated lengthy and expensive trials were the burden of proof was on the employee and removed a source of financial uncertainty for the employer. Each states has its own requirements concerning the coverage factors such as:

  • minimum number of employees
  • length of employment
  • familial relationship
  • self-employed workers and others.

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