Los Angeles, California Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Here’s What You Need to Know
Workers’ compensation insurance in California is designed to help provide for employees that are injured on the job, helping pay for their medical benefits and cover their lost wages while they are unable to work. In exchange for receiving these benefits, the employee gives up their rights to sue the employer, which creates a “no-fault” system.
However, because of a few bad apples that commit fraud, insurance companies are skeptical of all workers’ compensation claims, which makes it more time consuming and challenging to obtain these benefits. This is why it’s necessary to consult the Jin Law Firm P.C. if you were injured on the job and need to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Insurance Carrier or Employer Fraud
Misrepresenting a worker’s illness or injuries to discourage them from filing a workers’ compensation claim or attempting to get their valid claim denied is fraudulent.
Some employers are guilty of misrepresenting the number of employees they employ or the type of work the employees do to decrease their workers’ compensation premiums. For example, some employers may attempt to represent that their employees are independent contractors when this is a misclassification.
California requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If an employer breaks the law and doesn’t carry insurance, they are leaving themselves and their employees dangerously exposed.
Injured workers need medical assistance and care, and unfortunately, some providers may see this an opportunity to overbill for their services or even issue charges for services that were never rendered.
We Help California Employees File Valid Workers’ Compensation Claims
The Jin Law Firm offers proactive and aggressive representation and helps pursue your workers’ compensation benefits. We can and will litigate all essential issues to ensure that you receive your recovery of benefits.
Our office staff is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, and our experienced team offers free case consultations. Contact us today to arrange an appointment so we can review your workers’ compensation claim.