What You Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation Fraud (Pt. 1)

June 22, 2014

 

 

Workers’ compensation fraud may be committed by employers who are trying to limit injured workers’ claims. Call the Bisset Law Firm for help defending your rights to benefits.

Workers’ compensation fraud may be committed by employers who are trying to limit injured workers’ claims. Call the Bisset Law Firm for help defending your rights to benefits.

Workers’ compensation is intended to protect employees and provide them with financial support when they are hurt on the job. Although many of the people who file petitions for workers’ compensation benefits have legitimately sustained workplace injuries and depend on these benefits to support themselves as they recover, unfortunately, some people or parties may commit fraud to try to fraudulently collect benefits or to try to prevent people who deserve these benefits from obtaining them.

In this three-part blog, we will discuss some important things for you to know when it comes to workers’ compensation fraud, as well as the potential penalties for this crime. If you are preparing to file for workers’ compensation in Colorado and need assistance properly submitting your claim so you don’t unintentionally commit fraud, don’t hesitate to contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

In practice, workers’ compensation fraud can come in many different forms and can be committed by a number of different parties. The following is a look at some of the most common forms of workers’ compensation fraud.

 

Party Committing Fraud Fraudulent Act
Applicant/Injured Worker
  • Faking or embellishing injuries
  • Claiming an injury was sustained at work when it was not
  • Filing multiple claims
  • Filing claims under false identities
  • Not reporting the correct amount for one’s income
  • Otherwise providing false information about an injury and/or one’s job when filing a claim
Insurer
  • Changing evidence or a report to try to justify denying a workers’ compensation claim
  • Taking bribes from medical providers in exchange for specific patient referrals
Employer
  • Lying about an accident and/or a person’s job in order to avoid having a workers’ compensation case filed
  • Encouraging other employees to lie about an accident or injury
  • Under-reporting an injured worker’s earnings to try to limit his workers’ compensation benefits

If you suspect that an insurer or an employer has committed fraud to try to limit or deny your workers’ compensation fraud, it’s time to take action and get help standing up for your rights to benefits by contacting Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset.

Be sure to check out the additional parts of this blog that will be posted soon!

Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Bisset Law Firm

Have you been injured at work? If so, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset wants you to know that she is here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve. All of the experienced legal professionals at the Bisset Law Firm are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation, keeping each of our clients informed and in the loop at every stage of their cases and, ultimately, helping them obtain the best possible results for their cases.

Contact Us Today

Contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.

While we offer knowledgeable, superior counsel to anyone seriously injured on the job, some of our additional key strengths include our fierce negotiating skills, our extensive trial experience and our readiness to take decisive action when the denial or delay of a workers’ compensation claim is finally overruled.

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