If you are an employee, there are several things you should know about workers’ compensation fraud:
- It’s important to be honest when reporting an injury or seeking benefits: Providing false or misleading information can jeopardize your ability to receive the benefits you need and may result in legal consequences.
- You have the right to receive medical treatment and financial benefits if you are injured on the job: If you have been injured on the job, it’s important to report the injury to your employer and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your employer is required to provide you with information about how to access medical treatment and benefits.
- You are protected from retaliation if you report an injury or seek benefits: It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for reporting an injury or seeking workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe you have been the victim of retaliation, you should contact an attorney or a workers’ compensation advocate for assistance.
- You have the right to appeal a decision regarding your claim: If you disagree with a decision made by the workers’ compensation board or insurance company, you have the right to appeal the decision.
By understanding your rights and being honest when seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you can help to ensure that you receive the support you need if you are injured on the job.