Misrepresenting an injury that one claims took place on the job is illegal. Many California employers are forced to deal with workers' compensation fraud in the workplace. Workers who defraud the system can ultimately cause employers to suffer financially through increased premiums and additional expenses.
False injury claims and other forms of workers' comp fraud remain problematic in many businesses throughout the United States. It is believed that the state incurs costs between $1 billion and $3 billion every year due to such incidents. In an effort to reduce these instances of fraud, the governor recently signed a bill into law.