Workers’ Compensation Fraud: An Unfortunate Fact
Injured individuals trying to receive adequate workers’ compensation often encounter a number of challenges, mostly related to wait periods and bureaucratic inefficiency. Most of this is due to the sheer number of claims that are filed every year. There are other contributing factors, however, including insurance auditor error, filer error, and sadly, deliberate fraud.
The cases of workers’ compensation fraud that tend to get the most media attention are those involving filers who exaggerate their injuries or otherwise cheat the system. The truth is that this variety of fraud is only half the story. There are a shockingly large number of cases in which insurance companies or Industrial Commission employees lie to workers, employers, and even courts.
If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud, you need to take action as soon as you can. It takes time to gather the evidence necessary for a successful complaint, and in the meantime you may still be waiting for medical coverage. Call Morehead City workers’ compensation fraud lawyers the Law Office of Sam Scudder at (252) 222-0227.
Examples of Fraud
Employers, workers, and doctors can all be victims of workers’ compensation fraud. Some examples of illegal acts that some workers’ compensation insurance employees have committed include:
- Unjust denial of benefits (some companies have gone so far as altering workers’ claims)
- Providing misinformation or no information about policyholders’ rights
- Accepting bribes to refer patients to certain doctors or hospitals
- Deliberate delay in paying for policyholders’ healthcare
If you are suffering from inadequate healthcare due to actions like these, a Morehead City workers’ compensation fraud attorney can help you end this mistreatment. You have rights as a worker: you do not need to let your insurance provider dismiss them.
Morehead City workers’ compensation insurance fraud attorneys the Law Office of Sam Scudder will work diligently and argue aggressively to protect your rights. Contact our offices today at (252) 222-0227.