Worker's Compensation Criminal Fraud
Los Angeles and Southern California workers compensation fraud has exploded in the last several years. The Kraut Law Group handles cases in which a person is being investigated for criminal worker's compensation fraud. Mr. Kraut does not handle civil lawsuits when an employer or employee thinks that they have been denied worker's compensation unfairly.
The firm handles cases in which a person has been investigated or charged with a crime. In the past, law enforcement and prosecutor's offices did not attempt to tackle this type of crime. However, things have significantly changed since the Workers Compensation fraud bill was passed in the early 1990's, making Los Angeles workers compensation fraud a felony. The use of computer's, cell phone cameras and insurance companies setting up entire divisions to assist prosecutors with this crime had lead to increased penalties and sentences for those people charged. If you have been charged or investigated for workers compensation fraud then you should contact the Los Angeles workers compensation defense attorney Michael Kraut of the Kraut Law Group. Mr. Kraut is a Harvard Law School educated former prosecutor who now provides an aggressive defense for those charged with a Southern California workers compensation fraud crime.
The penalties for being convicted of a Southern California workers compensation fraud crime includes imprisonment for up to 5 years, huge fines and court costs, and full restitution of all of the monies paid out through workers compensation, plus the full costs of investigating the crime. Additionally, a person convicted will have or be on parole or probation, may loose any professional licenses, and will be a convicted felon. The person claiming to be injured may not be the only person charged and convicted of workers compensation fraud. Medical professionals, doctors, chiropractors, and other health care providers will also be charged if they knowingly assisted a person to unlawfully receive benefits.
The following are examples of workers compensation fraud:
- Falsely claiming a work place injury which did not occur on the job
- Filing a false claim when there was no injury
- Receiving workers compensation benefits after the injury has healed and the person is able to return to work
- Assisting another person to make a false claim
- Accepting employment while still receiving workers compensation benefits
- Making false statements to medical professionals concerning the manner and extent of an injury
If you have been arrested for a Los Angeles workers compensation fraud crime, or if you are currently being investigated for a Southern California workers compensation crime, then you should immediately contact criminal fraud attorney Michael Kraut. Mr. Kraut understands the serious nature of this offense, how best to defend you, and how to resolve your case without you going to jail. Mr. Kraut has extensive knowledge of the law and the legal system. He has developed excellent relationships with law enforcement and law officials throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California.
For more information about the various ways to handle a workers compensation fraud case, and to schedule your free consultation, contact Michael Kraut at the Kraut Law Group. Mr. Kraut can be reached 24/7 at 888-334-6344 or 323-464-6453.