Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Pay Now or Pay Later

Paying workers “under the table” to avoid paying the IRS is not unusual, but it is illegal. In fact, it is considered to be tax fraud, which is a felony. A Montana man recently found out how high the stakes are for getting caught for...

Caught Working

Sometimes it’s a bad thing for people to see you working. Such was the case of a former deputy sheriff in Zanesville, Ohio, who is facing a hefty fine after defrauding the state Workers’ Compensation program. The 56-year-old man apparently filed the claim regarding his...

Big Fish Tale

You know the type: that guy at the office who has a decent story that gets more exciting every time he tells it? He may have caught a sunfish on Saturday, but by Monday it was a full-grown shark. Those stories might fly around...

Get Back to Work!

There are basically four ways an individual can be prosecuted for committing workers compensation fraud: 1) faking a work injury; 2) secretly working while collecting workers’ compensation benefits; 3) collecting benefits from multiple employers; and, 4) fraud rings. Today’s fraudster from Midland, Texas chose...

Fair Share

Workers compensation insurance is expensive, but necessary. It protects injured workers by providing medical care and helps pay the bills until they can get back on their feet. It also protects employers from being sued, which could ultimately result in the loss of their...

Worst Case Scenario

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” article is sobering because it is an example of a worst case scenario of what happens when a business owner neglects to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The owner of a California construction company that helped fight back the Soberanes...

Here’s a Tip

Tips can be helpful to individuals who are interested in making things easier. For example, when preparing to cook for a large number of people, it’s a good idea to read through a recipe and understand all instructions. Here’s a helpful tip that could...

It’s A Sign of Fraudulent Times

According to the National Academy of Social Insurance, employer costs for workers’ compensation totaled more than $96.5 billion in 2016. While most workers’ compensation claims are considered to be legitimate, the Department of Labor estimates that between one and two percent of all workers’...

What’s in Your Toolbox?

California law mandates that all employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees so that if injured, they can receive adequate medical coverage and pay the bills while recovering. A contractor from Seaside, California who was working on a property located in Carmel,...

Horsing Around

The Ohio Industrial Commission and the Special Investigations Department of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) determined that it was appropriate to terminate permanent disability benefits that were being awarded to a man who was caught training and taking care of horses. (I...
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