Workers' Compensation Fraud in San Francisco
Workers' compensation fraud may be defined as any attempt or act of misrepresentation in relation to workplace accidents, workers' compensation, filing a claim, receiving benefits, billing by health care providers, and more. Although fraud may most often be associated with actions by an employee, workers' compensation fraud may be committed by any individual or business involved in the workers' compensation process: medical providers, insurance companies, and employers.
Some examples of workers' compensation fraud may include:
- Working and receiving unreported income while receiving workers' compensation benefits.
- Reporting an injury as work-related when it occurred elsewhere.
- Failing to disclose a previous injury or disability and claiming it was solely related to a recent work accident or injury.
- Exaggerating symptoms or an injury in order to seek increased benefits.
- Underreporting of a number of employees or the fraudulent classification of an employee by an employer.
- Overbilling by a medical provider.
- Performing unnecessary tests or treatment by a medical provider.
Avoiding Fraud in San Francisco Workers' Compensation Claims
Workers' compensation fraud is an important issue, due to the repercussions this may have on claimants with real problems. Workers' compensation fraud makes it a necessity for every workers' compensation claim to be reviewed by a claims adjuster to determine its validity. It may also mean that an honest workers' compensation claim is denied due to stringent filing requirements. If you would like help with your San Francisco workers' compensation claim to help ensure your claim is properly filed and that you have the opportunity to recover the full financial benefits to which you should be entitled, that is where an attorney can assist you.
A San Francisco workers' compensation lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can help you file your workers' comp claim to avoid fraud and to help you in the event of any dispute or issue that may arise in regard to your claim.