Experts agree that the rate of workers' compensation fraud continues to increase in California. The rise is seen in both contended claims and the amount of injuries that are filed. An employer that suspects an accident or injury has been claimed in an attempt to commit workers' compensation fraud may research the best possible method for investigating the situation.
A recent conference discussed the rising problem and how the actions of employers can be important when a worker files an injury claim. An employer can help prevent workers’ compensation fraud by asking questions and recording information immediately following an accident or injury. Unfortunately, not all business owners may be able to discuss a work injury before a claim is filed to help guide a victim and influence honesty.