Have you been accused of workers’ compensation fraud? Are you facing criminal charges as a result of what you thought were legal actions taken in your time of need? It is important to clear your name and prevent criminal activity from being taken. Keep reading to learn how Simmons Wagner, LLP can work to do that, and then call us at (949) 439-5857 for a free legal consultation.
Common Workers’ Compensation Fraud Accusations
There are a number of things you can be accused of in relation to workers’ compensation fraud. For example, you might be accused of faking the injury altogether or exaggerating it. You might be accused of having really been injured but trying to pass off a non-work injury as a work-related injury. Finally, you might be accused of making several claims for the same medical expense.
Defense Options to Accusations of Workers’ Compensation Fraud
There are many potential defense options, and the right option for your case will depend on the specifics of your case. If you are accused of faking an injury, we can present medical evidence that proves you really have been injured. Even if the injury is not physical, we can work with medical experts who can testify to your injury.
If you are accused of making multiple claims for the same medical expense, we can show that it was nothing more than an accident. In order for it to be a crime, you must have had the intent to commit a crime. Absent that, you have not committed a crime.
Options for Employers or Doctors Facing Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud
While employees allegedly claiming fraudulent benefits is the most common type of workers’ compensation fraud, it is not the only type. In some cases, employers can be accused of preventing their workers from receiving the benefits that they are entitled to.
Doctors can get charged with workers’ comp insurance fraud if they are suspected of having filed insurance claims on treatments that were either not necessary or were never done. In both of these situations, the accused needs a strong, capable, experienced attorney to defend them.
Call Now to Request a Free Legal Consultation
Now is the time to contact Simmons Wagner, LLP at (949) 439-5857 for a free legal consultation. We can take the time to go over the basics of your case, listen to your side of the story, and consider the evidence against you. We will work to have the charges dismissed, but if that is not possible, we will fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome for you.
That best outcome could involve negotiating a better plea deal, arguing your case in court, and many other options. Contact Simmons Wagner, LLP now to get started.