Although fraud and other
abuse will always occur within any type of workers' compensation
system, it is important that the employer be aware of fraud and
other abuses and how to handle any problems when they arise. Since
an employer may have to pay higher premiums because of fraudulent
activities, the importance of understanding fraud and other abuse
cannot be over-emphasized.
Persons who have knowledge
of workers' compensation fraud should report it immediately to the
nearest district office.
It should also be
understood that fraud can also occur with the employers, medical
providers, attorneys, carriers, judges or anyone involved with the
workers' compensation system. Fraud offices are located throughout
the state and should be contacted immediately if one suspects fraud.