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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, [...]

Jan 23, 2018

Do I need to buy workers’ compensation insurance in North Carolina?

By |January 23rd, 2018|employment, Injuries, injury, Insurance, insurance carriers, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp' Basics, workers' compensastion, workers' law, workers'compensation law, workplace accidents|Comments Off on Do I need to buy workers’ compensation insurance in North Carolina?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson, attorney at the Jernigan Law Firm. Do I need to buy workers' compensation insurance in North Carolina? Here's the general rule:  in North Carolina, if you are an employer and regularly employ three or more employees, you must have workers' compensation insurance. Seems pretty straight forward, right? For such a [...]

Jan 26, 2017

Drug Formularies, Part 2: Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Drug Prices

By |January 26th, 2017|Government, Insurance, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testified before the House Oversight Committee about her company’s increase in the price of life-saving EpiPens by more than 500 percent since 2007. Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. This fall, most Americans were outraged at revelations that the price of life-saving EpiPens had [...]

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 [...]

Sep 12, 2013

Worker Privacy Concerns : Employers’ Access to Employees’ Prior Worker’s Compensation Claims

By |September 12th, 2013|Insurance, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Tom Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.Republican legislators are feeling their oats these days. Throughout the Midwest, legislators are depriving workers' of collective bargaining rights and trying to restrict workers'’ rights in workers'’ compensation claims. In Missouri, workers'’ compensation legislation was recently proposed that would have permitted an employer [...]

Dec 06, 2012

Why Injured Workers Should Deactivate Their Social Media Accounts

By |December 6th, 2012|Insurance, social media, Uncategorized, workers' compensation|0 Comments

Your private photos could be used against you by insurance companies. Today’s post comes from guest author Nathan Reckman from Paul McAndrew Law Firm.Recently, it seems as though everyone is connected through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These tools have become a great way to keep in touch with friends and family [...]

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 [...]

Dec 29, 2011

$ Billions In Employer Fraud: Top 10 Cases of 2011

By |December 29th, 2011|fighting fraud, Insurance, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|1 Comment

When we hear about workplace fraud, most of us think of a worker faking an injury to receive benefits that he or she does not deserve. While that kind of fraud does exist, it is minor compared to the big money lost to fraud from companies. The big money lost to fraud comes from companies, [...]