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Jan 18, 2019

2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 18th, 2019|fighting fraud, Fraud, Legislation, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on 2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

  2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases  By: Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and Law Clerk, Alondra Bribiesca Raleigh, North Carolina Non-Employee Fraud Cases - 10   $ 99.7 Million Employee Fraud Cases - 0   $ 0                   Total Fraud   $ 99.7 Million Three of the Top Ten Cases in 2018 [...]

Jan 05, 2015

2014 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 5th, 2015|doctors and medical, fighting fraud, Fraud, Health Care, Misclassification, Uncategorized, Unfair employment practices, Wage Theft, worker rights, worker’s compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|13 Comments

Number Value Non-Employee Fraud Cases 9 $ 74,876,000.00 Employee Fraud Cases 1 $ 450,000.00 Total $ 75,326,000.00 Five of the top ten fraud cases in 2014 are from California. The other five cases are from Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington and Georgia. As usual, non-employee fraud cases dominated the list and the dollar amounts are staggering, [...]

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 [...]

Aug 22, 2013

Connecticut Employers Shut Down For Not Paying Workers’ Compensation Insurance

By |August 22nd, 2013|fighting fraud, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm.In these tough economic times, many companies aren’t paying basic requirements for their employees like Social Security, income taxes, unemployment, or workers'’ comp. This has led states all over the country to start doing spot-checks on construction sites. Employers beware – [...]

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 [...]

Jun 04, 2012

Employers Must Obtain And Maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage

By |June 4th, 2012|fighting fraud, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp' Basics, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today we have a guest post from our colleague Todd Bennett of Nebraska. Every employer not in agriculture, farm or ranch operations is required to obtain and maintain workers’’ compensation coverage for all employees. Those employers who voluntarily and willfully fail to obtain and maintain coverage violate the law and subject themselves to significant [...]

Apr 05, 2012

Uninsured Employers Are Rampant In North Carolina

By |April 5th, 2012|fighting fraud, Insurance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The News and Observer and Charlotte Observer have reported that nearly 30,000 employers in North Carolina may not have workers'’ compensation coverage, even though legislation requires them to have it in case a worker is injured on the job. Although there are stiff penalties and criminal sanctions (it is a Class H felony [...]

Mar 05, 2012

Premium Fraud: North Carolina Man Sentenced on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Scam

By |March 5th, 2012|fighting fraud, Insurance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

My colleague Jon Gelman shared this piece of news on his blog late last week. I am reprinting here, with his permission. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Dan Anderson, Director, Department of [...]

Feb 23, 2012

Should Worker Safety Be Considered When Government Contracts Are Awarded?

By |February 23rd, 2012|fighting fraud, Government, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

A television station in Raleigh, North Carolina (NBC-17) reported the other week that a paving contractor was awarded a new contract because its bid was $6,000 lower than other bids. The bids ranged from $996,000 to $1.2 million. Nothing unusual about that, except the winning company, Triangle Grading and Paving Company, has "dozens more construction-related [...]