Resuming Colorado Workers’ Compensation Fraud: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), below, we will pick this discussion back up by revealing a few more important facts you may need to know about this type of fraud.
More Important Info about Colorado Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Fact 3 – People who suspect Colorado workers’ compensation fraud can file reports with the CO Dept. of Labor.
In fact, the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Investigation Unit (WCFIU) of the Colorado Department of Labor is responsible for looking into allegations of Colorado workers’ compensation fraud and prosecuting these cases. While there is an online form that people can use to submit reports of alleged Colorado workers’ compensation fraud to the WCFIU, these authorities have specifically noted on their website that the following three elements have to be present in order to prosecute a fraud case:
- An involved party has lied or made false statements.
- These lies or falsities played a central role in the workers’ comp claim.
- An intention to deceive and defraud the workers’ comp system was present.
In fact, the WCFIU has specifically stated that, “evidence proving intentional material false statements is a ‘must’ to enable us to build prosecutable cases and gain recoveries of losses.”
Fact 4 – There are some common red flags associated with workers’ compensation fraud.
Understanding the signs of Colorado workers’ compensation fraud can be crucial to knowing when to take action and report fraud. In particular, some of the more common signs of workers’ compensation fraud include (but are by no means exclusive to):
- A lack of witnesses to the alleged work accident
- Workers reporting injuries first thing Monday mornings
- Workers having a history of misconduct at work
- The recovery from a work injury taking longer than necessary
- Bills related to the treatment of work injuries being excessive or inappropriate, given the nature of the impairments in questions.
For some additional important info about Colorado workers’ compensation fraud, don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series.
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