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BWC turns Incidents into Allowed Claims for State Fund Employers

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The BWC is now allowing incident only reporting as claims even when the employee has not sought medical treatment or in which medical treatment is rendered.  It’s time for state fund employers to review their reporting requirements and determine which claims are reportable.

Additionally, state fund employers need to once again carefully review all the paperwork they are seeing and dispute those claims in which no medical treatment is sought or given. The threshold for allowance is that the injury must be in the course of and arising out of employment, without medical verifying that it was in the course and scope of employment the claim should not be allowed.

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