Penalties of Fraud under the Workers’ Compensation Act

If you have been injured while on the job or performing a job-related activity then you are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, it can be more difficult to file for and obtain these benefits than many people are aware of due to extenuating circumstances, such as fraudulent claims made previously by other filers or companies trying to avoid paying benefits. However, when a company or individual has committed fraud, they will face certain consequences for their actions.

If you have been denied your rightful workers’ compensation claim or need assistance filing a claim, the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, have the experience and knowledge needed to successfully help you through this process. Contact us at 919-851-3311 today.

Consequences

When an individual or company knowingly falsifies information, documents or statements for their benefit, they will be held liable for their actions and receive the following penalties:

  • If the amount is less than $1,000, the guilty party will be convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor
  • If the amount is $1,000 or more, the guilty party will be convicted of a Class H felony

The harm that someone else’s fraudulent actions can cause to you and others can be extensive and may interfere with your legitimate claim.

Contact Us

You have a right to protect your interests and pursue legal action if you believe that your legal rights have been violated or you have not rightfully received the compensation which you may be due. Contact the Raleigh worker’s compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, by calling 919-851-3311 to discuss how we can help.