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Why Do Employers Fight Back Against Work Comp Claims?

Steve Wagner

It All Comes Down To The Money

You might think your employer is your friend. You might even think they have your best interests at heart, but when it comes down to it, they have to protect their bottom lines.

When an injury you sustain is going to cost them more money than they can afford, or more money than they think is “worth it”, many employers will choose to fight back against your work comp claims rather than take care of their employees.

Every time an employee files a claim through the work comp insurance, premiums for the employer go up.

They Might Think You’re Faking

When an employee presents with a repetitive trauma injury, or something that’s not as visible to the naked eye, employers are likely to believe what’s called “malingering”, the technical term for feigning an injury.

Employers who think an employee is not being honest about the seriousness of their injury are very likely to fight back against claims they make, in the hopes that the ruling will fall in their favor and they won’t have to pay out the claims.

So What Should You Do?

If you are injured on the job, the first thing you need to do is contact a work comp attorney to help you facilitate the process of making your claim. If you want the best chances of getting the compensation you deserve, you need an attorney who knows the system, knows how insurance companies and employers fight, and knows how to navigate the red tape of the work comp system.

No matter what steps you’ve already taken, don’t sign anything until you call us! Our consultations are FREE, and we are one of Indiana’s top work comp law firms. Schedule your consult with a Wagner Reese work comp attorney at (888) 204-8440 today.


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