It Could Cost You A Lot Of Money!

Conducting business across multiple states or jurisdictions? If so, workers’ compensation claims can become even more daunting for your business. This is where The WALSH test can come in handy. This test allows employers determine if they have all their ducks in a row, should an employee become injured on the job, resulting in a workers’ comp claim.


So, what exactly does WALSH stand for, you might ask?

Worked, Accident, Lived, Salaried, Hired


For example, let’s pretend that Ms. Smith is a flight attendant for 123 Airlines.

W: works out of the Baltimore airport

A: accident took place in Miami airport

L: lives in Pennsylvania

S: salaried in New York

H: hired in Delaware


A recent trend in workers’ comp claims show that judges have been using the WALSH test to help settle in court. The courts typically rule in favor of wherever the employee files the claim. Try to make sure your business is fully aware of the jurisdictions your employees travel in, and make multi-jurisdictional files to apply The WALSH test to in order to see what your business may be up against in court.


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