When employees suffer injuries at their job, it’s highly likely they’ll file for workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp is a great way for employees to still earn an income when they’re unable to work. Texas is a no-fault injury state – in other words, workers can receive compensation for their injuries without claiming fault.
No-fault compensation, however, may cause some employees to try and receive insurance benefits without actually being injured. How can you know if your employee is lying about their injuries? Here’s what you should know:
1. Late filing of claims without a good explanation.
Your employee may have been injured at home or someplace else and decide to file for workers’ comp. If an employee wants to file a workers comp claim several days after their injury then it can often be harder to know if they were injured at work. Workers’ comp only applies if a worker was injured on site.
2. Refusal to follow medical recommendations.
An employee may have recently been injured, or so they say until they were asked to undergo scans and diagnoses. This may be a sign your employee isn’t being honest about their injuries and heard they can get compensation easily.
3. Inconsistent descriptions of an accident.
There may have been an incident that affected several of your employees. Several of your employees may have described the event that injured them already when one employee presents different events. If your employee has inconsistent details about an accident, then they may falsely claim injuries for compensation.
If you believe an employee is falsely presenting injuries for workers’ compensation, then you may need to reach out for legal help.