Unfortunately, there will always be a few bad apples that try to cheat the system by filing fraudulent Workers' Compensation claims. Whether employees fake or exaggerate an injury, are injured outside of work, or stay out on leave long after their injury heals, "bogus claims remain a persistent and costly problem for employers, year in and year out," said Jim Quiggle, Director of Communications for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a Washington, DC-based watchdog group. "Collectively, employers lose billions of dollars to bogus injuries annually that drive up premiums and cut into company profits."
Preventing Workers' Comp Fraud
"An unhappy workforce is a strong predictor of fraud," warned Quiggle. "So the starting point of fraud prevention is to create a safe workplace with enlightened managers who listen to worker concerns and act swiftly on valid complaints. It sounds old-fashioned, but this timeless