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Worke with back injury Workers who have sustained soft-tissue injuries are even more likely to turn to workers’ comp rather than their own health coverage when deductibles are high. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Workers who are injured on the job may or may not file for workers’ compensation, but among the factors that influence that decision—and tip it toward filing a comp claim—is the level of the deductible in their employer-provided health plan.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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