It is important for workers to have some type of protection in the case of an unexpected on-the-job accident. This is why most employees who are injured in a workplace accident will typically have the opportunity to apply for benefits via workers' compensation in California. However, there are some workers who are not completely honest when applying for compensation benefits. This can result in employee fraud charges being pursued against a worker.
This is what one worker is now facing after he was recently arrested for fraudulently collecting benefits via workers' compensation. The 40-year-old man was an employee of the state's child services agency when he filed for benefits, claiming he was injured while working on the job. The man reported that the workplace injury occurred in May 2014. He claimed that the injury suffered prevented him from being able to work.