Re: Force You to Do WC
That a boy, you tell that employer how to run his business - I bet they laid right down in fear
You don't have to file a claim, the employer has a legal obligation to and will.
Because you are on their property, and their employee on company time - they are responsible for your injuries.
They have a legal obligation to file a claim to protect themselves from liability.
They've paid for Worker Compensation Insurance, why not use it?
So how did you get medical treatment for this work related injury and who paid for it?
You can't bill your private insurance for a work related injury, it's a form of fraud - you had to lie as to the cause of your injury.
If your insurance finds out they're paying on a work related injury - you will be held personally responsible for ever dime they've paid.
It would be plain stupid not to file a claim if you had an injury resulting in wage loss and or medical costs.
That would be like having a car accident that totaled your car and you refusing to file a claim - it makes zero sense.
I can't think of one reason why someone wouldn't want to file a claim unless they had something to hide (like being high or drunk)
Anyway, an employer wouldn't have to play games with an employee refusing to cooperate - they could just fire you and be done with it.
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