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I have a guy who made a claim on workmans comp. He states

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i have a guy who made a claim on workmans comp. He states his injury is on his back and has been claiming for the past year. The insurance company contacted us saying now that he is going into surgery for it.He has had this problem way before working with us and he was doing minor work when he claims he hurt his back. What are our liabilities and should we fight this? He's always had back problem. Thanks
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  hrpro37 replied 9 months ago.

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for using JustAnswer! If you have already been paying bills for the injury, most likely you will be responsible for continuing to pay for it. However, your worker's compensation insurance should be advised that you believe the injury may have occurred prior to his employment with you.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
what are the consequences and what happens if we fight it? thanks
Expert:  hrpro37 replied 9 months ago.

If you fight it, the worst that happens is you lose and are responsible for any medical costs related to the injury.

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