There’s an insurance industry radio ad campaign currently running, containing the following warning: Don’t commit Workers’ Comp insurance fraud or you’ll end up in jail and you will shame your family. It’s clearly aimed at injured workers. I get it. What the public generally does NOT see is the other side of the coin…when insurance companies […]
Workers’ Comp in New York State is constantly changing. Recently, I was asked by union officials to give a second legal opinion about a situation where a union member (not my client) had been accused of Workers’ Comp (WC) fraud. Lately, insurance companies are raising such fraud charges against workers more and more often, regarding the […]
District Attorney, New York County For Immediate Release March 25, 2014 DA VANCE: GRAND JURY RECOMMENDS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PREVENT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE FRAUD Empanelled at Request of Manhattan DA’s Office, Grand Jury Finds Evidence of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premium Fraud Costing New York Nearly $500 Million Annually Report Released on 103rd Anniversary of Greenwich […]
Workers’ Comp Myths: Let Me Explode a Few Everyone knows what Workers’ Comp is, but unless you deal with it every day, you only know what you’ve read in the media or heard from others in casual talk. Here are some common Workers’ Comp myths, and my “myth busters.” Myth #1: If I file for […]
In my previous blog about what people think about when they hear the words “Workers’ Compensation,” (fraud is part of the thought process of many,) I mentioned attorney Leonard Jernigan’s “Top 10 Fraud cases.” (They are employer fraud cases.)Well here is a recent blog of his that complements my earlier piece on the subject of […]
When one brings up the topic of wrongdoing in a Workers’ Comp setting, many (especially here in Long Island) will first think about the infamous Long Island railroad case where many LIRR retirees filed claims for disability that were described, in a word, as fraudulent. Mention the words Workers’ Comp fraud, and most people think […]
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