Speaking at the recent Risk and Insurance Management Society's annual conference in Philadelphia, the panelists identified the following as red flags:
- Late report of an injury.
- Reporting an injury on a Monday morning.
- Inconsistencies of statements by the injured worker and witnesses.
- Preexisting conditions reported as part of the injury.
In addition to indicating a claimant has injuries unrelated to the workplace, many red flags can also be a sign of comorbidities that can drive up claims costs. Knowing of preexisting conditions can lead to better claims management, thus lowering overall costs.
May 21, 2012
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