July 28th, 2010

Why to avoid Workers Comp

We have long advised employees injured by health-harming bullying to avoid Workers Compensation claims. Your friends (not) at HR route you to WC or unpaid FMLA. But you have options. Have your physician qualify you for short-term disability. While off work, make decisions guided by your health status and prospects for healing.

A 2008 book, Depraved Indifference: The Workers Compensation System by Patrice Woeppel, is described in an interview with the author by Frank Smecker. If you have any doubts that the system was created by and for employers to stave off lawsuits, read the interview and book. The system pays only 27% on average of the illness and injury costs for workers. Corrupt employer-only physicians never acknowledge injuries caused by employers. Having a separate occupational health insurance system locks out work-related illness and injury from the regular health care insurance system. The book author also posits several recommendations for changing the corrupt WC system.


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