Top Las Vegas, NV Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers Near You

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

3993 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

10100 W Charleston Blvd, Ste 220, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

300 S 4th St, Suite 900, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

720 South 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

723 S 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Henderson Office | Serving Las Vegas, NV

701 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200, Henderson, NV 89074

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

324 S. 3rd St., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

200 Hoover Ave., Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

6671 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Suite 210, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

2970 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

711 S. 4th Street, Suite 201, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

2580 Sorrel St, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

300 South Fourth Street, Suite 950, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

515 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6903

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Suite 700, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Pahrump Office | Serving Las Vegas, NV

1321 South Highway 160, Suite 3H, Pahrump, NV 89048

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

4735 S Durango Dr, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV 89147

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

911 N Buffalo Dr, Ste. 201, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Workers' Compensation Fraud Lawyers | Las Vegas Office

520 S Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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The Average Total Federal Prison Sentence for Workers' Compensation Fraud in Nevada

53.21 months*

* based on 2019 Individual Offenders - Federal Court sentencing in Nevada federal courts. See Sentencing Data Information for complete details.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation provides benefits for workers who are injured on the job or suffer a work-related illness. Most employers are required to provide workers’ comp insurance for employees. When an employee is injured in the workplace, a workers’ comp claim provides medical coverage and partial wage replacement while the employee is unable to work.

The workers’ compensation process is generally a no-fault system. The employee is supposed to be covered for any work-related accident or occupational diseases. The worker does not have to show the employer was negligent. In return, the employer is protected from most personal injury lawsuits related to the accident and the compensation claims are limited to wage benefits, medical care, and disability benefits.

If employers or workers comp insurance carriers suspect the employee is committing fraud, they may investigate the claim to deny coverage or report the employee for fraud. If criminal fraud is suspected, law enforcement agencies may work with the insurance provider and employer to investigate the worker and could prosecute the worker for criminal charges.

What Qualifies as Workers’ Comp Fraud in Nevada?

Workers’ comp fraud involves fraud or misrepresentation in a workplace injury claim. Fraud may involve the worker trying to claim benefits for a non-covered injury or claim benefits when they are still able to work. Some examples of workers’ comp fraud include:

  • Claiming a non-workplace injury happened on the job
  • Claiming to be disabled when the worker can still perform their job functions
  • Intentionally causing an accident or injury to get benefits
  • Working another job under the table while receiving benefits
  • Advising other workers on how to fraudulently claim workers’ comp benefits
  • Filing multiple claims for the same injury

Fraud in workers’ comp claims can also involve health care providers. Doctors, medical service providers, and chiropractors may work together to defraud the workers’ comp system. Workers’ compensation insurance fraud rings may recruit workers to claim workplace injuries, with a medical provider making a false diagnosis of an injury, and doctors fraudulently treating the injured employees or billing for medical procedures that were never provided.

What Investigators Look For in Workers’ Comp Fraud

Some insurance providers or employers look for “red flags” that may indicate possible fraud. This may be a clue to further investigate the claim, talk to other employees, or use a private investigator to monitor the injured worker. Some possible red flags of workers’ compensation fraud may include:

  • No witnesses to the accident
  • Employee refusing treatment or examination
  • Worker is difficult to contact after filing a claim for workers’ comp
  • Injury occurred right before or after a planned vacation
  • Injury occurred shortly before the employee was to leave the job
  • Employee reported the injury after a poor performance review or workplace incident
  • Treatment is inconsistent with the alleged injury
  • Extent of injury and accident time frame do not match up

Is Workers’ Comp Fraud a Felony?

Workers’ compensation fraud can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the situation. As a misdemeanor, a conviction for fraud could result in up to a year in county jail and a fine. If fraud is charged as a felony, penalties can include more than a year in prison, fines, and restitution.

Some incidents of workers’ comp fraud can include additional criminal charges. The defendant may face related charges for:

Investigating Workers’ Comp Fraud

Insurance companies and the employer may investigate employees even without indications of claimant fraud. The insurance company and employer have a financial interest in denying workplace injury claims. As a result, they may wrongly deny a legitimate claim for an injured worker. Many employees do not go through the process to appeal the denial, and end up going without the benefits they deserve.

Do Private Investigators Follow Workers After a Claim?

A private investigator may follow the worker with video surveillance. Investigators may also talk to co-workers or neighbors about the worker’s activities. Social media accounts may also be reviewed for evidence that could hurt the worker’s claim. Some of the things investigators look for when an employee makes a workers’ comp claim include:

  • Participating in sports or leisure activities
  • Doing yard work, home improvement projects, or heavy lifting
  • Going on vacation after making a claim
  • Social media post showing the cause of the injury that is unrelated to work
  • Medical bills for appointments the worker never attended

How Can a Workers’ Comp Fraud Lawyer Help?

Workers’ compensation fraud is a crime . A conviction could result in severe criminal penalties, jail time, and a permanent criminal record. However, a claim of workers’ comp fraud can also make you lose your compensation benefits. For a permanent disability injury, a workers’ comp claim and disability claim may be necessary to help you and your family through a difficult financial situation.

With so much at risk, a criminal defense lawyer can help you fight workers’ compensation fraud charges. Avoiding a criminal conviction can help you keep your benefits and avoid a criminal record. A compensation fraud lawyer may also be able to negotiate a plea agreement to reduce charges or get probation instead of jail time.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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