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Brad Culpepper accused of fraudulent workers' compensation claims

Suspecting a former employee of fraudulent workers' compensation claims can be difficult for an organization as they decide what their first steps should be. An insurance provider contracted by the NFL recently made the claim that Brad Culpepper is guilty of fraudulent workers' compensation claims, including lying. The agency made the decision to pursue legal action against the claimant after he was involved in potentially suspicious physical activities.

The professional and popular millionaire filed the questioned workers' comp claim in California for an injury suffered while a member of the National Football League. During the time Brad Culpepper pursued the claim, the state did not regulate a statute of limitations allowing any player at any time to file their claim. The former athlete believes that his injuries were legitimate and benefits should be provided for past expenses incurred.

Records indicate that physicians determined Brad Culpepper suffered an 89 percent disability, allowing him to settle with the NFL for $175,000. However, within two years he was able to accomplish a black belt level in mixed martial arts and continue on to participate in a physical reality television show. The former player purportedly claimed to suffer permanent and ongoing daily pain that limited his physical ability while he may have been potentially involved in high impact activities.

Physical disability and chronic pain can make it difficult for a person to lead a normal life and participate in certain physical activities. A California company that suspects an employee of falsifying a disability and making fraudulent workers' compensation claims may decide to investigate the situation. Some business owners may seek professional assistance and eventually make the decision to pursue action against the potentially dishonest party.

Source:, "Former NFL player turned "Survivor" star accused of fraud in workers comp claim", Adam Walser, Sept. 15, 2014

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