Monday, December 17, 2018
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

The Least of His Problems

Tree trimming can be dangerous business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that grounds maintenance workers, which tree trimming falls under, have a fatality rate that is almost five times that of the average worker in the United States. (That might make it difficult...

Lots of Red Flags

Red flags are anything that stands out from the ordinary. (They usually signify that something is amiss.) Today’s fraud spotlight shines on a man, who worked for a Perris, California based company. After experiencing a work-related injury, he was declared permanently disabled. But a...

Read the Fine Print

 The State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations has a comprehensive Guidebook for Injured Workers posted on its website. (Just about every question an injured worker may have about workers’ compensation is addressed here. And, there’s even a Spanish version too.) A man from...

Rubbed the Wrong Way

According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), Alaska has the unfortunate honor of having some of the highest medical costs in the U.S., which also translates into the highest workers’ compensation premium costs in the nation. (The higher the medical bills, the...

Fraud Dispenser

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the U.S. opioid prescribing rate was 58.7 per 100 people. The good news is that number translates into the lowest rate in more than a decade. (The bad news is that more...

Fender Bender

Just as a guard rail on a highway prevents cars from running off the road, the justice system serves as a guardrail by preventing fraudsters from running amok and inflicting more damage on their victims. Today’s fraudster from Sanborn, New York committed workers’ compensation...

Fraud Bites

Dental hygienists have several occupational risks they must consider when going to work each day. There’s the possibility of contracting infections, exposure to radiation and anesthetic gases and even repetitive motion injuries. (Not to mention being bitten by unhappy patients.) A Lynwood, Washington woman...

Impaired Thinking

There are lots of things that can cause impaired thinking – sleep deprivation, alcohol and drug use, certain medications or diseases, and then there’s just plain stupidity. Two Texans, who worked for a company that determined workers’ compensation benefit eligibility, weren’t thinking logically when...

Correction

The intention behind correction is to foster improvement. Teachers correct children’s homework to help them learn; parents correct children to influence good behavior; and, law enforcement officers correct offenders by imposing appropriate punishment such as community service, jail time, fines and restitution to rehabilitate...

Pulling the Wool Over Your Eyes

Judges during the early history of the United States used to wear powdered wigs made of wool, mirroring their counterparts in British courts. When an unscrupulous individual was said to be “pulling the wool over someone’s eyes” in court, it meant that they were...
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