If a California employer suspects a worker of attempting to defraud the system with regard to a work-related injury or illness, there are several options available to address the situation. Workers' compensation fraud is a problem that can impact productivity and profitability in the workplace. An employer's bottom line may be at risk for various reasons, including being forced to pay increased insurance premiums as a result of such incidents.
Employers often take steps to prevent employee fraud, such as monitoring workers on the job, keeping thorough and careful records and immediately seeking witnesses to any reported accident or injury. In spite of employer efforts, many businesses still face issues involving false injury claims or other misrepresented situations where workers are collecting compensation benefits to which they are not entitled. In fact, Sacks & Zolonz, LLP has successfully represented many business owners confronting these circumstances.