The Value of Safety: What happens when we cheat?

According to onlinelawyersource.com, “It is estimated that as many as 25% of all filed claims involve some form of worker’s compensation fraud which can end up costing the company a great deal of money in the end.”

http://now.msn.com/price-is-right-exposes-fraud-of-cathy-wrench-cashwell

The following link is a guest blog from workers-compensation.blogspot.com by Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr.  One interesting fact from the blog was a report from Texas Mutual stating in 2009 that claimant fraud cost companies $406,028 at an average of $2,152 per claim.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/2011/04/employer-fraud-is-alive-and-well.html

And it’s not just employees who cheat.  The article also states that employer fraud cost in the millions.

The best plan of action is a proactive safety program looking to eliminate the opportunities for accidents and an emergency preparedness plan to deal with them when they happen.  Then, we can all truly enjoy The Value of safety.

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