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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD

Ala. Criminal Code, Section 13A-11-124

 

Workers’ Compensation Fraud is a Class C Felony under Alabama law.

  • Making a false statement to obtain workers’ compensation benefits is punishable by up to $5,000 and up to 10 years in prison.

 

 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Can Be:

  • REPORTING AN OFF THE JOB ACCIDENT AS AN ON THE JOB ACCIDENT
  • REPORTING AN ACCIDENT THAT NEVER HAPPENED
  • COMPLAINTS OF ACCIDENT INJURY SYMPTOMS THAT ARE EXAGGERATED OR NON-EXISTENT
  • MALINGERING – TO AVOID WORK WHEN INJURY IS HEALED
  • NOT REPORTING OUTSIDE INCOME FROM OTHER WORK-RELATED ACTIVITIES WHILE DRAWING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS FROM ANOTHER EMPLOYER
  • MAKING FALSE OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS

To Report Workers’ Compensation Fraud Call:

1-800-923-2533  or 334-242-7345