No matter what field you work in or what your office is like it is possible to have employees fall victim to an injury as a result of their employment. Because of this, it is also possible to fall victim to compensation fraud no matter your field or location. The following steps can help you prevent such fraud from occurring:
- Have mandatory comprehensive safety training for all employees, which will not only help prevent accidents but it will also give all employees and employers the knowledge necessary to initially assess the validity of a workers' compensation claim.
- Have equipment readily available that helps with physical tasks that are particularly strenuous, such as lifting items over 35 pounds in weight, which will give workers the ability to make safer choices, producing less opportunity for fraudulent claims.
- Take efforts to adequately educate your employees on the negative impacts of workers' compensation fraud. This can effectively discourage workers from negatively impacting the business as a whole through fraudulent claims.
If you would like to know more about business law and workers' compensation fraud, visit the website of the Texas business lawyers at Slater Kennon & Jameson, LLP today.