Fraud is a prevalent problem in California workers' compensation cases. The California Department of industrial Relations (DIR) is working to fight the issue, but employers must be proactive in identifying and calling out these incidents in their businesses.
For employers, you must be vigilant from both sides of the fence. Both employees and providers engage in workers' compensation fraud, driving up costs and impacting businesses across California. Legislation like the 2012 Workers' Compensation Reform Bill, and this year's two new applicable laws, SB 1160 and AB 1244, are helpful. But they aren't sufficient to wipe out the problem.
When you are facing the onerous task of calling out fraud or proving that you aren't complicit in a workers' compensation scheme, the counsel of a knowledgeable attorney can be invaluable. Your workers' compensation lawyer can help you understand the applicable legislation, ensure that you are in compliance with all the laws, and defend against fraudulent claims.
Choosing Your Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Attorney Zachary H. Sacks proudly serves the employers and job creators of California in the very select practice area of workers' compensation defense. Our firm concentrates exclusively on championing the rights of this state's job creators in their ongoing efforts to provide safe, fair workplaces where California employees can earn a living wage.
When determining who is best suited to represent you in a workers' compensation defense claim, look for both skill and experience that is supported by verifiable sources. At Sacks & Zolonz LLP, we are proud of our work in this area. And our reputation is that of a firm highly respected by clients and peers alike.
Most recently, Attorney Sacks earned the prestigious acknowledgement of his peers from "Best Lawyers" for his continued excellence in serving the employers of California in workers' compensation defense. Best Lawyers of America 2017 has named Zachary H. Sacks in its peer-recognized list in the field of Workers' Compensation - Employers. This is a great honor from one of the oldest and most venerable publications in the legal profession.
And there's more good news for current clients and employers seeking representation. November 2, 2016, saw the release of the 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms" in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers. Our firm, Sacks & Zolonz LLP, received recognition here in the Workers' Compensation-Employers field.
Formal recognition and other accolades are a wonderful boost for the recipients, as we can attest. But they are more than that. These honors give potential clients valuable information on which to base their selection when seeking representation. They tell you that our firm has a reliable reputation in this field and that we consistently exceed expectations in this area. That's solid evidence to rely upon for employers seeking representation they can count on to fight workers' compensation fraud.