The Myth Of Workers' Comp Fraud

Insurance Companies have done a good job of promoting the myth that most workers receiving Workers' Comp are fakers. They claim that Workers' Comp fraud is a big problem. They have been so successful in promoting this myth that I can't tell you how many times I've had injured clients apologize for bringing their very legitimate claim. But this is a lie!! The Industrial Commission prosecutes fraud cases and keeps track of who committed the fraud. The fra...ud statistics will shock you. In 2016 there were a total of 1842 fraud cases in NC. Of that number 1661 cases were of employer fraud! There were only 181 cases of employee fraud. 90% of the fraud cases were committed by employers. So if as the insurance industry would like us to believe there is a problem with Workers' Comp fraud the employees are by and large the victims of employers trying to cheat them out of benefits that were rightfully theirs.

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