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Articles Tagged with workers comp fraud

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pexels-photo-209224-300x200Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of Carlos Alberto Gomez-Ibarra last week for allegedly evading paying almost $74,000 in workers’ compensation insurance premiums.

Gomez-Ibarra was charged with workers’ compensation premium fraud. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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bandage-close-up-hands-1571172-300x200The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced charges against Maria Mendoza for allegedly faking workplace injuries and filing fraudulent workers’ compensation claims at four different workplaces.

Mendoza, 52, was charged with four counts of workers’ compensation fraud and two counts of auto insurance fraud. She was arrested on February 28. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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pexels-photo-544966-300x200Almost every state requires employers to carry some form of worker’s compensation insurance, but is it necessary for every business in Florida to carry this type of insurance? The answer will depend on the type of industry you’re in and the number of people you employ.

Workers’ compensation insurance is a fund that pays for an injured employee’s medical bills and a portion of their lost wages, as well as rehabilitation or physiotherapy in some cases, or death benefits for the family of a worker killed on the job.

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