Just for your information, this is why i get upset at WC fraud in the workplace. this shows the financial problems associated with fraud. we all lose when people claim they are hurt on the job and try to get WC. it is amazing all of the financial problems that happen to all of us. this is one reason i get upset with the scams going on along with the misuse of narcotics. the honest people are the ones who are negatively affected by the ones who are looking for drugs or for getting out of work. it affects all of us where it hurts, in the pocket book and also when we go to a pain doctor and they do not treat people effectively due to their problems with the DEA.
We all pay a price for workers comp fraud.
Higher premiums. Businesses pay higher workers comp premiums because insurers pass the high costs of fraud onto their policyholders. Often the premium increases are large and very damaging - especially for smaller businesses that can least afford higher premiums.
Higher prices. Consumers pay higher prices for goods and services when businesses pass their higher premium costs onto customers.
Lost jobs. Workers lose jobs because businesses often must reduce their workforce, move to another state, or even go bankrupt because of higher premiums.
Lost pay. Business owners freeze or reduce worker pay as they try to offset the often sharply higher cost of premiums.
Endangered workers. Workers can find their health, safety and life savings threatened. They could have a serious work injury but no coverage because their employer illegally avoids buying insurance.
Weakened businesses. Higher workers comp premiums depress a firm's income, lower employee productivity, and force some companies to go out of business. Honest businesses also find it harder to compete against dishonest firms that lower costs by illegally avoiding workers comp premiums.
Taxpayer ripoff. Some workers comp programs are government-run. Thus they're supported by tax dollars. This means your tax dollars are being stolen — hundreds of millions a year.
Workers work harder. Guess who takes up the slack when a fellow worker leaves the job with a fake injury? Fellow workers, who may have to pull extra duty.
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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.