Litigation in workers' compensation disputes: why we should avoid it

Scott Sanderson

In the first of our two-part series on the risks and limitations of litigation in workers' compensation disputes, we look at why it should be avoided, and reasons why employees turn to the lawyers.

Workers’ compensation litigation, like most legal battles, can be expensive, time consuming and place considerable strain on ongoing relationships. Sometimes it is unavoidable. In cases of considerable complexity and/or probable fraud, lawyers have a role to play. At other times, however, the involvement of lawyers is not just avoidable, but undesirable.  According to the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (W...

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Published 21 November, 2011