The Effect of Compensation Status

  • Keith Nicholson
  • Michael F. Martelli


As discussed in Chapter 14, there had been increased concern about the possibility of malingering or related behaviors following the advent of various compensation plans from the mid-late 1800s. The relationship between compensation status, that is, whether the person is receiving compensation benefits or has the prospects of receiving compensation, and various aspects of response to injury or disability, has subsequently been extensively investigated. Of note, there are many different possible methods for procuring compensation with different types of injuries or disabilities in different jurisdictions, for example, various worker’s compensation, Social Security, and disability schemes, automobile insurance involving either tort liability or no-fault compensation, various private insurance plans, the U.S. Veterans Administration, and others.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Nicholson
    • 1
  • Michael F. Martelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Comprehensive Pain ProgramToronto Western HospitalToronto
  2. 2.Concussion Care Centre of VirginiaGlen Allen

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