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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Taking Advantage of the Worker

A San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurance companies out of more than $200 million in a massive Workers Compensation fraud effort. Disregarding all oaths of ethics, dozens of doctors, lawyers and medical service providers conspired...

Putting Cash Before Care

Radiologists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat patients using X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and other imaging procedures to determine the best course of treatment. (It’s a good way to get a look inside of a patient’s body to see what’s...

Dirty Business

A Simi Valley, Calif., janitor, who supposedly injured his right shoulder while working in a local school system, was put on temporary total disability and began receiving medical treatment and workers’ compensation benefits. While everything appeared to be aboveboard, he was actually committing workers compensation fraud while...

The Gate Has Closed

Some of the most common types of workers’ compensation fraud include: workers submitting false claims for injuries that never happened or were misrepresented as a work-related injury; double dipping or working while collecting benefits; exaggerated claims where workers sustain a legitimate injury but inflate the severity...

No More Tricks or Treats

Fraudsters disguise their crimes in a variety of ways. Sometimes criminals create fraudulent documents, alter legitimate physical or electronic documents, tweak transactions in accounting systems or destroy actual documents. Today’s fraudster from Boston, Massachusetts took a different approach and disguised his workers’ compensation fraud scheme behind a...

Up to No Good

There are a number of things that brothers and sisters fight about such as tattling, chores, the remote control and who gets the bathroom first in the morning. A brother and a sister from Paramount, California were up to no good when they put aside...

Paperwork Troubles

New York state’s Workers’ Compensation Board website has more than 200 forms associated with filing a claim. They range from the initial claimant form that starts the whole process to a proof of death form. A Buffalo man altered a few forms related to his...

Double Dipping Dilemma

Just as double dipping is considered bad manners when at a party or in a restaurant, it’s also a bad idea to collect workers’ compensation benefits while working another job. A Boardman Township, Ohio woman got caught in a double dipping dilemma that ended in a...

A Collision with the Law

When a California personal care worker reported she could not work due to an automobile collision that occurred while she was carrying out her job responsibilities, she also collided with California Workers’ Compensation law. The accident report stated that she committed workers’ compensation fraud by providing false...

A Word to the Unwise

Here’s a word or two to the unwise who try to get away with workers’ compensation fraud. When a workers’ compensation agency comes knocking on your door willing to work out a deal, don’t slam the door in their face. After the Ohio Bureau of Workers’...
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