It has happened to all of us. You get the phone call. “Peter didn’t come in to work today. He is claiming that he twisted his back yesterday while working. He mentioned that he thinks he is going to be out for a while and he wants to file a comp claim.”
Your first thought…I knew I should have fired Peter. Your next thought….uh oh, how much is this going to cost us?
Let’s take these on one at a time. How much will it cost? The direct impact on cost of