When a worker is dishonest about the severity of an injury a California employer could be faced with taking action to uncover potentially illegal activity. Suspecting an employee of fraudulent workers' compensation claims after suffering an injury while on the job may be difficult for a business owner. A man recently pleaded guilty to fraudulent workers' compensation claims in court when he was caught working while receiving benefits.
The accused man was seen laying concrete and was video recorded during the time of his disability leave and benefit collection. Reports claim that when the man discovered the investigation for fraudulent workers' compensation claims was underway, he left the state immediately. When found, the investigation team confronted the man with the evidence that was procured during the time meant to heal from his original injury.