Issue: Workman's Compensation System

The availability of Workman's Compensation is of considerable importance to persons who are injured on the job. The system also can suffer abuse, and while efforts are made to reduce or eliminate abuse, these efforts can result in problems for both the worker applying for or receiving benefits, and the system iteslf. This issue area is open to discussion of matters/topics which might led to improvements of the system and its benefits.
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  • Repeated denials of application for workman's compensation

    In an effort to curb abuse, the workman's compensation system has a reputation for functioning with a culture of repeated denials of applications. When this occurs, the costs of the processing of those denials (inclusive of all components) may very well be more then just allowing the care in the first place. This topic area is open to suggestions about how an approach involving denials can be improved, to mitigate both the hardship to the client and the costs to the system.

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