Criminal Trial vs Civil Trial
Let’s talk about this, so in the criminal trial, of course he was found innocent, but what is required in a criminal trial is beyond a reasonable doubt. So beyond a reasonable Doubt is what the jury had to make the determination of whether he was innocent or guilty. And of course, he was found innocent in that trial, but civil trial, he was found guilty And all they needed here was more likely than not. So more likely than not. This level of certainty is higher beyond a reasonable doubt, then list level of certainty in the civil trial. So that’s how he could be found innocent here. And he could be found guilty here.
Level Of Certainty
We’ll be looking at determining workers’ comp injury causation, particularly for some of the more difficult gray area type cases where it’s not black and white. The level of certainty in your state is an important requirement to understand the state laws are going to vary. So this is something that you need to understand as an adjuster, as an employer, certainly as a medical advisor, anyone that’s helping to make this injury, causation determination in many states, the rule is more likely than not, but again, it varies by state. So this is something that you need to know what type of evidence can be submitted.
Type Of Proof Required
What type of evidence is needed, what type of proof is required. And again, that can vary by state. So this is something that you need to understand in your state, particularly if you are tasked with determining whether or not an injury was causally related to work, to help you make the appropriate determination, good decisions are made with good information. If you could do this extra little, little bit of legwork to understand it’s going to help you make better decisions and avoid a lot of problems and challenges along the way. Again, my name is Michael Stack and I’m the CEO of Amaxx. And remember your work today in workers’ compensation can have a dramatic impact on your company’s bottom line, but it will have a dramatic impact on someone’s life. So be great.
Author Michael Stack, CEO Amaxx LLC. He is an expert in workers’ compensation cost containment systems and helps employers reduce their workers’ comp costs by 20% to 50%. He works as a consultant to large and mid-market clients, is a co-author of Your Ultimate Guide To Mastering Workers Comp Costs, a comprehensive step-by-step manual of cost containment strategies based on hands-on field experience, and is the founder & lead trainer of Amaxx Workers’ Comp Training Center, which offers the Certified Master of Workers’ Compensation national designation.
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