Employer Fraud

Jan 26, 2018

2017 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 26th, 2018|Employer Fraud, Fraud, Insurance, jernigan law firm, Uncategorized, workers' comp, workers' compensastion, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on 2017 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

  2017 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases  by Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. Raleigh, N.C. Non-Employee Fraud Cases - 10   $ 697.4 Million Employee Fraud Cases - 0   $ 0                   Total Fraud   $ 697.4 Million Seven of the top ten cases in 2017 are from California, two from Texas, [...]

Jul 04, 2016

Employer Fraud in Workers’ Compensation

By |July 4th, 2016|Doctors, Employee Misclassification, Employer Fraud, Fraud, Misclassification, Uncategorized, Wage Theft|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.Legislatures around the country (including ours in Wisconsin) seem to be preoccupied with employee fraud in workers'’ compensation, despite overwhelming evidence that employee fraud is virtually nonexistent.  Employer fraud, however, continues to plague the industry.  Over the last decade, my friend and colleague [...]

Apr 25, 2016

Eastern Washington Painter Accused of Illegal Contracting Agrees to Stop

By |April 25th, 2016|Employer Fraud, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. A Colville, WA painter facing criminal charges of unregistered contracting agreed this week to stop working illegally. Terry Foster, 82, agreed in court that he must register with the state and pay court fees if he works as a construction contractor. He’s accused of [...]

Mar 28, 2016

Workers’ Compensation Fraud – North Carolina Statistics for 2014 – 2015

By |March 28th, 2016|Employer Fraud, Fraud, North Carolina Industrial Commission, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Several months ago, the North Carolina Industrial Commission published their Annual Report for 2014 - 2015. Based on the Annual Report, employer fraud was by far the overwhelming majority of investigated fraud in the North Carolina workers'’ compensation system.   The Annual Report tracked investigations of suspected fraud and violations related to workers'’ compensation involving employees, [...]

Jan 18, 2016

2015 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 18th, 2016|Doctors, Employee Misclassification, Employer Fraud, Fraud, Misclassification, Uncategorized, Wage Theft|4 Comments

Number Value Non-Employee Fraud Cases 9 $ 848,000,000 Employee Fraud Cases 1 $ 1,500,000 Total $ 849,500,000 The top six of our top ten fraud cases of 2015 are from California, a perennial offender. The other four cases are from New York, Washington, Utah, and Massachusetts. As we continue to discover each year, non-employee fraud cases [...]

Jan 09, 2014

$46 Million Stolen: 2013’s Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 9th, 2014|Employer Fraud, fighting fraud, Insurance, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|3 Comments

Professor Leonard T. Jernigan Jr. has compiled a list of 2013's Top 10 Workers' Compensation Fraud Cases Employer Fraud Cases (9):$44,962,492.00 Employee Fraud Cases (1): $1,500,000.00 Total: $46,462,492.00   Every year we hear about fraud in Workers’ Compensation cases and the public believes the fraud is employee driven. However, in 2009 I began [...]

Dec 05, 2013

NEOC Awards Whistleblower Client Misclassified as Independent Contractor

By |December 5th, 2013|Employer Fraud, Misclassification, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.I was happy to have the chance to represent Theron Chapman in his whistleblower claim against his former employer, Midwest Demolition. While the Lincoln Journal Star headline of “Man chased from job by manager with stun gun awarded back pay” is catchy, the [...]

Dec 28, 2012

$97 Million In Fraud: 2012’s Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |December 28th, 2012|Employer Fraud, fighting fraud, Government, Legislation, Misclassification, Uncategorized, workers' compensation|0 Comments

Over the past few years, many states have aggressively gone after workers' compensation fraud (whether it's the employee or the employer) and the amount of employer fraud being discovered continues to be staggering, notwithstanding these efforts. Legitimate business owners that pay for workers' compensation, as required by law, are at a competitive disadvantage with those [...]

Oct 11, 2012

Wacky Worker’s Comp Week. Stripper Denied Worker’s Comp Benefits

By |October 11th, 2012|Employer Fraud, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

The South Carolina Supreme Court found that an exotic dancer was an "Independent Contractor," not an employee. Today's post comes from guest author Tom Domer from The Domer Law Firm.What a wacky week in the world of worker’s compensation. We found that a stripper who was seriously injured by a bullet fired at the club [...]