Workers Compensation is an insurance policy purchased by an employer to cover an employees loss of wages should he or she be injured on the job. Like it or not, the insurance carrier will, like other types of insurers, settle out of court with a claimant who may not have a legally justified claim just because settlement is cheaper than fighting a drawn out court battle even if the insurer ultimately prevails. Jay has worked in the insurance industry and, we may be sure, knew how this process works and knew that the secret to settlement is much more threats and persistence than being right. If, in addition to his own knowledge, Jay hired a reasonably good attorney his success was almost assured.<quoted text>
Uh huh. Moreno claimed that he got GBS eating in a road side greasy spoon while he was a truck driver. His claim was initially disallowed, but he kept filing claims and bugging the hell our of the claims processors until they gave up and said, "I've got to get rid of this mad man".
His GBS being ruled job related was the beyond a stretch. It was likely the most "unrelated to job" disability claim ever approved.
Now, Julian, do you want to tell us how a near Mensa intellect and former Navy Corpsman allowed himself to go 9 symptomatic days without getting competent treatment, thus ensuring permanent nerve damage? It's no wonder he's mad at the world. He did it to himself.
I don't know if we should go so far as to call this a deliberate scam. Our sue happy society encourages this practice and makes it all to easy for greed to prevail over right. This is how many lawyers get rich.
Most of us would probably do the same if we were faced with a lifetime of disability and we saw a way to get compensation out of an impersonal insurance company. And we would likely defend our actions to the end.