Big Penalty For Employees Who Cheat Insurance Claims

May 18, 2019
Sacks & Zolonz, LLP
Workers’ Compensation Fraud

You work hard for your dream. We see you, and we know that you do not need the hassle of employees making up stories. Our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Fraud Attorneys at  Sacks & Zolonz are ready to help you get through this frustrating time.

Every business owner in California must have some worker’s compensation insurance. From one employee to thirty or more, if you are a business owner, you bear the weight of a lot of responsibility. Workers’ compensation insurance is in favor of the business owner because employees cannot sue employer’s personally. However, that does not stop employees from finding ways to make more money from you. We get it. We know that you support your staff as if they are family. We know that you want to believe them when they say that they are hurt or if they are struggling. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good person. Not everyone is dedicated to making your business thrive. Our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Fraud Attorneys are here to help you with the betrayal.

Penalty for fraud

If you catch someone committing a worker’s compensation insurance fraud, there are some hefty penalties. According to the state of California, if you are caught committing fraud

  • You can be punished from two to five years in state prison
  • You can be fined up to $150,000 or double the value of the fraud
  • You can face both prison time and fine, or you can be given one or the other
  • You will also have to pay for restitution for medical costs or treatments
  • You can also be charged with the cost of the investigation

The best way to make sure that your employee feels the full weight of justice is to hire a strong advocate by your side.

Our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Fraud Attorneys know that business owners take their jobs seriously. Your dream is about to be destroyed because someone saw an opportunity to take advantage of you. Our job is to make sure that they do not get away with it. We will make sure to investigate the situation by hiring detectives and making detailed notes about any suspicious behavior.

So what does worker’s compensation insurance fraud look like? It looks like employees claiming injury but are just fine. It looks like employees claiming injuries are far worse than what they really are. It looks like employees taking advantage of the time off and asking for more time off by complaining that their injuries are more than what they are. It looks like employees faking injuries at work when the injury occurred somewhere else.

What To Do

Employees will take advantage of you, and they will lie to keep the fraud going. Don’t believe them. Let our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Fraud Attorneys at Sacks & Zolonz help you hit the fraudulent employees where it hurts, the wallet. Call 310-216-7778 or click here to start a discussion with our professional attorneys at Sacks & Zolonz in Los Angeles today. We are ready to fight for you.

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