Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

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...

Three Strikes, You’re Out

An Oxnard, California woman tried to file multiple workers’ compensation claims for injuries to the same body parts over 13 years. Following the third attempt, she struck out after her employer discovered she was attempting to commit workers’ compensation fraud. The Californian, who worked for...

Better to Have It and Not Need It

Workers’ compensation premiums can be very pricey, but the cost of not having a policy can be even more expensive for an employer. If an accident occurs and an employer has allowed a workers’ compensation policy to lapse, the injured worker can sue the...

Triple Dipper

The two most common types of workers compensation fraud schemes involve employers who want to avoid high insurance premiums and employees who fake an injury so they can collect benefits they don’t deserve. A Springfield, Ohio man is the focus of today’s “Fraud of...

Putting a Price on Body Parts

The title of this blog sounds a bit gruesome, but I assure you that it is only intended to get your attention about a workers’ compensation fraud scheme carried out in Southern California. (No body parts were bought or sold in today’s fraud case;...

Smile, You’ve Just Been Busted for Fraud

It’s amusing to see the mug shots of people who have been caught in a crime. They are all smiles, like they are proud of their illegal deeds. (They tend to look a little different after their sentence is handed down though.) A former...

Wheels on the Bus

School bus drivers have a lot of responsibility. They are tasked with transporting precious cargo from home to school, as well as to and from other educational and athletic activities. Today, we examine the case of a full-time school bus driver from the Cabrillo...

Worst Case Scenario

Worst case scenarios are good for learning how to prevent the possibility of something very bad from happening. Unfortunately, the owner of an Akron, Ohio, construction company learned the lesson too late. The man failed to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage for his business. Now one...

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...
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