Workers’ compensation benefits are in place to protect workers who are injured on the job or who become disabled as a result of work-related activities. When this program is taken advantage of by those who are able to work, those accused of fraud are prosecuted aggressively as the government seeks to make an example out of them.
Workers Fraud in Riverside & San Bernardino
At Greenberg, Greenberg & Kenyon, our attorneys work hard for our clients to solve their legal problems and mitigate the penalties that they are facing, and always try to avoid a conviction. We provide a vigorous defense against workers’ compensation fraud charges in California. For a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal options, contact our firm as soon as possible.
Workers Comp Fraud Defense
The most common form of workers’ compensation fraud is simply faking the injury or disability associated with the benefits claim. Other examples would be making a claim based on a non work-related injury or, on the employer side, failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
In most workers’ compensation fraud cases, penalties can be reduced to probationary levels and jail can be avoided. However, the ramifications of a fraud conviction go far beyond the possible criminal penalties. Fraud is viewed as a crime of dishonesty, so it can be particularly damaging on employment background checks.
Also, employers contribute money to the workers’ compensation insurance system, so having a workers’ compensation fraud conviction on your record could make it difficult to find gainful employment.
Contact a San Bernardino and Riverside Workers’ Compensation Fraud Lawyer
For more information about our workers’ compensation and white collar crimes defense, contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 274-0003. Speak with one of our knowledgeable San Bernardino & Riverside criminal defense lawyers. We offer free initial consultations and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.