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Jan 18, 2019

2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

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  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 [...]

Apr 02, 2018

Civil Immunity under the Workers’ Compensation Act

By |April 2nd, 2018|Fraud, Immunity, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Civil Immunity under the Workers’ Compensation Act

Today's post comes from Anthony Lucas at the Jernigan Law Firm. Civil Immunity under the Workers' Compensation Act Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, there are a few instances where the Act specifically precludes or limits civil liability for certain actors. Not surprisingly, two of the three listed below are related to reporting [...]

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, [...]

Dec 30, 2016

2016 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |December 30th, 2016|Fraud|0 Comments

Number Value Non-Employee Fraud Cases 10 $ 412,000,000 Employee Fraud Cases 0 $ 0 Total $ 412,000,000 Four of the top ten cases in 2016 are from perennial offender California, three from Florida, one each from Massachusetts and Texas, and one involving 20 different states. The misclassification of employees by employers continues to create dramatic financial [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Mar 24, 2016

Insult to Injury: ProPublica’s Series “Demolition of Workers’ Compensation” Focuses on Ongoing Workers’ Comp Woes Faced by Injured Workers Nationally

By |March 24th, 2016|Fraud, opt out, Uncategorized, unconstitutional, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Recent years have not been favorable to injured workers'. States across the nation have enacted “reform” measures curbing injured workers' benefits. Disability caps have been introduced, medical care restricted. In our last blog, we discussed Oklahoma’s Opt Out provisions as an example of the court system declaring that the legislature had legislated away too much [...]

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 [...]

Oct 29, 2015

Work Comp Fraud? What Fraud?

By |October 29th, 2015|Fraud, independent medical examiner, insurance carriers, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Despite what the media portray, workers' comp fraud is extremely rare. Today's post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.Workers are not “getting rich” from worker’s compensation! Accordingly, fraudulent behavior in work comp is very rare—like the one bad apple spoiling the bunch—but often highly publicized. (Because, let’s face it, seeing [...]

Aug 27, 2015

Roofing Company Owner Faces Felony Charge for Not Paying Workers’ Comp

By |August 27th, 2015|Fraud, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.A Mason County, WA roofing contractor faces a criminal charge for allegedly failing to provide workers'’ compensation insurance for his employees while they were on the job. The Washington State Attorney General’s office has charged Peter Daniel Yeaman, 55, with unregistered contracting and doing [...]