Workers' Compensation Fraud
WHAT IS WORKERS' COMPENSATION FRAUD?
Workers' Compensation Fraud occurs when someone knowingly makes a false representation of a material fact to obtain or to deny workers' compensation benefits or to avoid responsibility under the law. Workers' Compensation Fraud also occurs when an employer misrepresents the amount of payroll or classification of its employees. Failure to maintain the required WC insurance coverage is also a crime.
All of us who live and work in Placer County pay the price for Workers' Compensation Fraud - in the loss of jobs and profit, lower wages and benefits, and higher costs for services and insurance premiums. It affects workers and employers alike and is committed by workers and employers alike.
Workers Compensation Fraud Brochure
SOME EXAMPLES OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION FRAUD
A worker commits a fraud
by misrepresenting his / her job status while collecting temporary disability benefits
by filing a claim for an injury that did not occur on or has no relation to the job
by knowingly misrepresenting his / her physical condition to obtain WC benefits
by misrepresenting previous trauma or treatment
An employer commits a fraud
An attorney or health care provider commits a fraud
To report Worker's Compensation Fraud please fill out the following report