Employees Lie About Injuries

January 14, 2021
Sacks & Zolonz, LLP
Workers' Compensation Defense

We get that the corporate world is not a perfect place. Employers are doing what they can to balance payroll and profits. Even though 90% of employees are honest and do the right thing, 10% try to manipulate the system. Our Los Angeles workers compensation defense attorneys at Sacks and Zolonz, LLP are here to tell you that you are not the bad guy. You are not wrong for making sure that your company is only paying for what is necessary and accurate.

Our Los Angeles workers compensation defense attorneys are committed to excellent service that delivers extraordinary results. Here are a few things to consider if you are looking for help with your workers’ compensation claims.

First, Covid-19 is Increasing Workers Compensation Claims

Many people believe that attorneys are only necessary when a problem arises. That is not true. Getting access to an attorney at the beginning of a claim can help craft the result of that claim. With the quick spread of Covid-19, California legislation has included Covid-19 injuries eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Their reasoning for this was to encourage the reduction and spread of the virus. Even though the virus can be very dangerous, its symptoms are closely related to the flu. Some people may try to take advantage of this legislation. With us by your side, we can provide legal advice to mitigate the risk of his happening.

Second, The Workplace is Overall Safer

A lot has changed in the workplace. With OSHA programs, workers can feel safer at their job because their employer is held to certain standards. Workers are less likely to get killed on the job or suffer serious injury. That doesn’t mean that an employee cannot get injured, but there is more room for speculation and investigation. As your attorneys, we will investigate the employee to ensure that their injury is completely related to on-the-job issues. This means investigating home life, medical records and requiring a medical narrative from the doctors. Gathering evidence for consistency is necessary to ensure that your company pays for the right medical care and treatment.

Third, Fraud Happens

We don’t like to be lied to, either. However, some people will try to use workers’ compensation to pay for unrelated surgeries, medicines, or, unfortunately, their drug habit. People know that the system is handling multiple claims a day, and often a claim can fall through the cracks. With us by your side, we will evaluate claims to ensure that they are handled with great detail and thoroughness.

At the end of the day, a company needs attorneys who can recognize a fraudulent claim, a suspicious claim, or an acceptable claim. We are here to help you. We are here to ensure that you are not losing money on claims with little to no merit. You can contact us for a consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-216-7778.

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