Fewer than 1% of catastrophic cases (out of work for 2 years or more) ever return to work. 2
Estimates of fraudulent workers compensation claims range from 0.3 percent (as estimated by labor unions whose members receive benefits) to 20 percent (as estimated by employers who pay for the benefits). 3
“I know that a percentage of our claimants are fakers and malingerers who need IMEs and/or surveillance.
“I also know that the rest have genuine complaints
and don’t need to be validated.
“But what I don’t know is which ones are which.”
Claim Managers and Claims Adjustors Everywhere