Worker’s Compensation Fraud
Fraudulent Worker’s Compensation claims drive up the cost of worker’s compensation insurance for local businesses. Worker’s compensation fraud can take many forms including; employee feigned or exaggerated injury, employee claims for non-work related injuries, employer premium fraud by not claiming employees or reduction of work hours on paper, and medical billing for unnecessary services or services not actually provided. In many instances worker’s compensation fraud is a felony punishable by up to five years confinement and a fine of up to $150,000 or double the amount of fraud, whichever is greater. Prohibited conduct and associated penalties can be found in California Insurance Code section 1871.4.
If you would like to report suspected worker’s compensation fraud please complete a WORKER’S COMPENSATION FRAUD COMPLAINT and send to Office of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney, Worker’s Compensation Fraud Unit, 1035 Palm St, 4th Floor, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.