Florida Workers' Compensation Fraud
Orlando Workers' Compensation Fraud Defense Attorney Helps Clients In Central Florida
Workers' compensation carriers are becoming increasingly aggressive in looking for ways to stop paying benefits to injured workers. One of those ways is to accuse the injured worker of fraud. If you have been accused of workers' compensation fraud, it's important to discuss your case with an experienced defense attorney before you talk to anyone else. Unemployment fraud is a felony, and the potential consequences are far more serious than the loss of your workers' compensation benefits.
Lawyer N. Ryan LaBar handles all types of fraud cases in Orlando and central Florida, including workers' compensation fraud. He is equally capable of challenging the state's charges, building a defense based on extenuating circumstances or negotiating with prosecutors to obtain an outcome that is manageable for you.
What Is Workers' Compensation Fraud?
There are a number of actions that may be considered fraud if you are receiving workers' compensation benefits:
- Exaggerating your illness or injury for the purpose of receiving benefits (also known as malingering)
- Working for yourself or another employer while you are disabled and not reporting the income
- Claiming an injury that never occurred
- Claiming an injury was work related when it wasn't
- Falsifying mileage reports for trips to and from your doctor
If you are convicted of workers' compensation fraud, the consequences can be very serious. In addition to losing your benefits, you may be required to pay restitution and investigation costs. You may be fired from your job, and you may have difficulty getting another job with a fraud conviction on your record.
Contact Our Experienced Orlando Auto Insurance Fraud Defense Attorneys
To discuss your case with one of our Orlando workers' compensation fraud defense attorneys call 866-680-4LAW (4529) or fill out the online form provided at the top of this page and we will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available on request. We value your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.