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Experts: To Save on Claims, Look for Fraud and Question Mechanism of Injury

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 552 | 0 | 0 min read

AUSTIN, Texas — Employers and carriers not only can hold down costs by referring suspected claimant fraud for investigation, but they need to use the “forgotten defense” of challenging the mechanism of the injury, a Houston defense attorney says. Adrienne J. Gasser Adrienne J. Gasser of Downs Stanford was one of the featured speakers Thursday at the Insurance Council of Texas’ Workers’ Compensation Seminar 2017. Gasser urged employers at the outset of a claim to document the incident with the where, what, when, why and how; obtain recorded witness and cl...

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