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CAN POT-SMOKING WHISKEY-GUZZLING EMPLOYEES GET WORKERS' COMP?

Maybe, if you're not careful

You Be The Judge

Who gets workers' comp benefits: (1) pot-smoking bear-attack victim or (2) whiskey-guzzling nap-taking fall-down-an-empty-elevator-shaft claimant?

Managing Workers' Compensation Costs

When the workers' compensation system was first instituted, it was devised as a cost-saving mechanism. Job safety was deteriorating, leading to an increase in accidents and injuries. Employers increasingly found themselves in court defending civil suits for work-related injuries. The workers' compensation system was seen as a way out of the problem. Today, the system is a monster, with employers spending tens of billions of dollars each year to insure their work-injury risk.
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