The Return From Afghanistan And Workers’ Comp Claims

Nothing about the U.S. decision to pull out of Afghanistan has been easy. The impact has been felt around the globe, and the long-term ramifications are still to be determined.

For the insurance industry, one of the unexpected areas affected by the withdrawal involves workers’ compensation claims.

Many may not consider the civilians who work in hotspots around the globe supporting the military’s efforts in places that are only names in a news report for most of us.

In the latest Insurance Speak podcast, Eric Richardson, senior client services manager for Gallagher Bassett, explains some of the claims the company is seeing from workers who have been working in highly hazardous conditions where they are exposed to dust, fumes and oppressive heat, and are in constant fear for their lives.

Even those who work in less hazardous areas like one of the U.S. embassies are still exposed to many of these threats.

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