If you are an employer in California, you want to maintain a safe and fair working environment for your employees, but some people may try to take advantage of you. Unfortunately, some employees file false workers' compensation claims in order to avoiding paying for an injury sustained elsewhere, or to get undeserved time off work. We at Sacks and Zolonz recognize the pressure employers have to discern between legitimate and fraudulent claims, and we stand ready to help you when dishonesty does occur.
While not every fraudulent claim will look the same, many have similar warning signs. Particularly if a case has several of the following elements, you may want to investigate its veracity. One red flag is a difficulty to specify the details of the claim. If no one else saw the injury, or if the claimant's account of the incident changes, it may be a false claim. The same may be true if an injury report does not support the details of the claim.