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Disputes: is avoidance the best policy?

A. Richey

Workers compensation disputes are often both costly and time consuming. While sometimes they're necessary, generally they should be avoided – but how can you do this?

When injured at work, an employee might feel threatened in terms of their job security or financial security, they may not understand the process, or they may feel that their injury isn’t considered to be a legitimate claim. An employer may feel that the claim is not legitimate, that the worker was at fault, or fearful of the additional expense of having a worker on compensation.  When parties are in dispute, they become se...

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