Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Originally implemented to guarantee that workers who sustained injuries on the job would quickly and easily obtain access to necessary medical care, the workers’ compensation system has become a battleground for employers and insurance companies. Both of these parties have incentives to attempt to dismiss workers’ compensation claims whenever possible. Sadly, this can wrongly and unfairly leave you and your family in a financially difficult situation.
If you have developed an occupational illness or sustained an injury while performing work-related tasks, then you may be entitled to receive benefits. For help with the initial filing of a claim or to secure legal representation if you believe that you have been wrongly denied, contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 910-488-1600.
Examples of Fraudulent Actions
The following actions by an employer or workers’ compensation insurance company can be considered forms of fraud:
- Wrongful dismissal of a rightful claim
- Intentional misrepresentation of factual details
- Insufficient benefit payments
- Misinforming an injured worker about his or her rights
Most employers are required by the state to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, which can be purchased from a licensed insurance company. An insurance company’s success depends upon maximizing the policy premiums collected and minimizing the benefits issued. That is one strike against you.
Consider also the fact that your employer might face higher premiums, public scrutiny, or even formal investigation depending upon the industry and nature of the occupational accident. This also places you at a disadvantage at the outset. Fortunately, an experienced Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorney can help you fight for justice.
We believe in North Carolina’s workers; you can depend on us to always put your best interests first. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 910-488-1600.