Fraud Information 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 Insurance Fraud - From the Perspective of the Employer
Workers’ compensation fraud is a community and statewide issue which impacts many things, including:
the Medical Profession
Napa County Invested in Helping Businesses & Workers
Ten billion dollars 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.