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Does a workers' comp claim make you a "liability" in the eyes of future employers? This is certainly a concern.

Scrupulous employers recognize that workers’ compensation is a necessary, and legitimate, business expense. They also know that despite rigorous safety standards, procedures, and training, accidents and injuries happen. This is why workers’ comp insurance premiums are built into the budget. When a mishap occurs, their coverage kicks in to compensate the injured party.

So, no: you are not “causing trouble” for your employer when you file a claim, nor should future employers view you as a problem employee.

But…

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