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Articles Tagged with workers compensation fraud

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pexels-photo-544966-300x200The New York State Inspector General announced the arraignments of two construction contractors for allegedly putting their workers at risk by not providing them with workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

Segundo Loja and Robert A. Lutz were arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court on February 6. According to court documents, Loja, who is the owner of NY Power Construction Corporation, allegedly submitted a fake certificate of insurance that showed his company had obtained both workers’ compensation and commercial general liability insurance coverage, as required by law for any company with employees.

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document-agreement-documents-sign-48148-300x199Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of Santos Y. Cardona this week for allegedly evading paying almost $200,000 in workers’ compensation insurance premiums.

Cardona of Fort Meyers was charged with workers’ compensation fraud and scheme to defraud. He was booked into Lee County Jail. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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bill-oxford-udXD2NrbXS8-unsplash-300x200Officials in San Jose announced that a former police officer has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly faking an injury in order to receive disability payments.

Kenneth Henderson, 53, allegedly claimed to be disabled but was seen doing strenuous workouts at a gym in Las Vegas. He was arraigned on February 5 and charged with workers’ compensation fraud. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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bandage-close-up-hands-1571172-300x200One of the most frustrating events that can happen to any employee is being injured on the job. We rely on the income to support our family and we work hard to show up for our employer. To be injured means losing income and then having to work our way through a difficult workers’ compensation system to get ourselves back on the job.

And that has been the subject of a lot of scrutiny. How does the workers’ compensation system perform for the people on both sides of the issue: those injured and their employers?

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pexels-photo-1468390-300x200The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a steel packaging supplier for allegedly exposing its workers to amputation, chemical and other safety hazards at a job site in Lavonia, Georgia.

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