Workers' compensation can be very beneficial for injured workers. For those who get hurt on the job, the benefit helps to maintain a stream of income so that they may maintain their financial standing.
Workers' compensation fraud is serious business, but that doesn't mean that everything a workers' compensation investigator schemes up or puts in front of a court is actual fraud. Sometimes, looks can be deceiving.
Actor Bill Paxton, who is famed for his roles in "Aliens," "Titanic" and other notable films, died a few days after having heart surgery at the tender age of 61 -- and his family believes the death was needless.
So, you've been in a car accident. What do you do next?
If you've been injured in an accident at work, your employer (and your employer's insurance company) has an invested interest in getting you back to work and keeping you off the workers' compensation rolls.