Here is a case of an injured worker who was denied work comp when he fell down some stairs at work, and now had to have his wife start a GoFundMe account.
A former co-worker of mine when I worked for a large insurance broker also fell going down stairs in the building we worked in, and he did not have this problem.
THIS IS UNCONSCIONABLE. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT COMP IS FOR. FAMILIES SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GO BROKE IF SOMEONE SLIPS AND FALLS DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS ON THE WORK PREMISES.
This is the result of too many cooks and too many lawyers mucking up the system, which forces the carriers or the employers to deny or seek the denial of benefits.
If any of you feel charitable, here is the link to the GoFundMe page:
Now you know why I call my blog “Transforming Workers’ Comp”. This has to stop.