New York Workers’ Compensation Fraud Defense Lawyer
The New York State legislature has enacted serious penalties for those who are convicted of claiming workers’ compensation they are not entitled to. The charge is extremely serious, and it is prosecuted by both the New York State Attorney General and by local District Attorneys’ offices. The prosecutors often come armed with medical experts, surveillance videos and investigators who have set out with an agenda. The types of fraud committed could be related to an employer who falsifies documents to avoid paying premiums or by the person who claims to have been injured on the job. Convictions for defrauding the government can carry penalties including huge fines and years in jail. Not only will you face incarceration, you will be required to pay the government back for all the money owed to it due to the fraud. If you or a loved one is charged with workers’ compensation fraud, it is critical that you get immediate legal help from a New York defense lawyer.
Some cases of Workers’ Comp fraud are related to falsifying documents to make it appear that there is coverage when it doesn’t exist. Other cases arise from employees claiming benefits they don’t qualify for. Often, however, the authorities are mistaken in what their so-called “evidence” shows, and the client is actually innocent of the crimes alleged. These are serious matters, as New York State, city and county laws require companies to carry Workers’ Comp insurance. Employers are in violation of the law if they fail to provide it to workers. Any Worker’s Compensation fraud case is a serious matter. The legal team at the Brill Legal Group is familiar with defending such cases, and has the know-how to analyze your case and advise you on how to proceed with a defense.
Moving quickly is of utmost importance in these cases, as the New York courts push these cases forward quickly. There are often strong defenses to present, but moving quickly to investigate these possible defenses is absolutely necessary. A thorough review of the situation and fast legal action can lead to the possibility of a better outcome in your case.
If you have been suspected of committing workers’ compensation fraud, contact us today for a free initial consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Your call will always be answered.