Unfortunately, there are some people who cheat Workers Comp programs and get money they don't deserve for injuries that are either nonexistent or exaggerated. How big is this problem? Well, it is almost impossible to say since nobody collects reliable data on Workers Comp fraud. The most frequently cited estimate comes from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which has said that $7.2 billion is lost annually to Workers Comp fraud.
just for your information, i found this article and figure on the internet. 7.2 billion lost per year due to workmans comp fraud. fyi this figure is an estimate on the figures since there is not really hard research on the topic. but right or wrong, that is a lot of money that is fraud and paid for by the taxpayers. no wonder people who are trying to get workman.s comp have a hard time. for those who really need it and are truly injured on the job it is a shame but i bet there are those who exaggerate or file nonexistent claims are the ones who are hurting those who really deserve it. once again don't blame the government, the doctors, or the pharmacies and hospitals, blame the people who are scamming the system.like i said before it is people who want narcotics that don't need them that are hurting honest people.
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.