Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud


District Attorney's OfficeAllison Haley, District Attorney

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Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud - from the perspective of the EMPLOYEE

Whether you are a citizen, a legal resident, or an undocumented alien regularly employed, or a day laborer receiving cash, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits if you are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is a benefit provided to employees who are injured on the job. Employees must provide this compensation either by obtaining workers’ compensation insurance coverage or by certifying to the State of California that they are self-insured.It is illegal for an employer to operate without workers’ compensation coverage for their workers.  (California Labor Code Section 3700.5)

Workers' Compensation: What Employees Need to Know

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Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud - from the perspective of the EMPLOYER

Workers’ compensation fraud is a community and statewide issue which impacts industry, employers, the medical profession, insurance companies, employees, and local businesses. $10 billion in workers’ compensation claims are filed each year in the state of California. It is estimated that 10% to 30% of those claims are fraudulent, costing California consumers $5 billion per year. The District Attorney’s Office is committed to serve our community by pursuing criminal cases related to workers’ compensation insurance fraud.  By doing so, Napa County will continue to be a place where employers and employees are treated in accordance with the law, and honest businesses can compete fairly.

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Here are some Red Flags to look out for when detecting Workers' Compensation Fraud in the Workplace

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