Not Reporting Could Have Consequences

Most states require workers’ compensation coverage. It not only protects the injured worker and provides the help they need, but it also protects a business from losses associated with the actual cost of lost...

Post-Pandemic Fraud Defense

As the COVID-19 pandemic took full form in 2020, fraud industry experts predicted a steep increase in fraudulent claims behavior driven by economic fears and pressures. Different from previous economic downturns, the full impact...

Changing Story Signals Fraud

A 35-year-old California man is charged with five felonies for his botched attempt to defraud his employer through a false workers’ compensation claim. After injuring his knee due to a weekend fall, this warehouse...

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Set to Expire

Workers in California will see their COVID-19 sick leave expire on September 30, 2021. The leave entitles employees up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related sick leave if they work for a business with...

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How To Make Your Home Office Feel Good

The Covid-19 pandemic is responsible for a plethora of fundamental societal changes. One of those is the marketplace’s increased acceptance of work-from-home arrangements. While...

Follow This 8-Step Approach to Fall Protection

In 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1,061 construction workers died on the job, with 38% of those fatalities resulting from falls. Events surrounding these accidents often involve several factors, including unstable work...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 3): Writing The Mishap Report

In the first two parts of our Accident Investigation Series, we talked about interviewing witnesses and determining the true cause of a mishap. Now its time to write the report! If you have spent...

Investigation Update: Double Dipping Painter Repays $12K

As featured in a previous Fraud Friday story, ICW Group SIU Busts Painter for Double-Dipping Work Comp Fraud, a tip led to ICW Group’s discovery of a California man exceeding his alleged injury limitations...

ICW Group SIU Busts Painter for Double-Dipping Work Comp Fraud

A recently hired painter filed a claim for a right elbow injury which he allegedly sustained while working. As a result of his claimed limitations, he was eligible for Temporary Total Disability payments and...

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All Aboard the On-Boarding Train

The new hire on-boarding process – that wonderful process that new employees experience before they really start working. This is the time where new...

Watch Out for COVID-19 Scams

ICW Group is a member of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an independent entity that partners with insurance companies, consumers, and law enforcement...

Another Less Than Moving Account

While working for a moving company, a 43-year-old California man unloaded furniture down a truck’s ramp when he unfortunately slipped, injuring his hand and...

Foggy Memory Leads to Criminal Charges

A 50-year-old woman in California claimed to injure her back, hip, and neck as a result of falling while descending a ladder at work. A workers' compensation claim was filed. Attempting to understand the claim...

Work Comp Fraud Leads to Eight Felony Charges

A 39-year-old California man may pay the price for filing a workers' compensation claim after being injured in a rollover auto accident while he was working. He is facing eight felony charges alleging work...

Prevent Serious Injuries From Bug Bites

Warm weather and sunny days mean more bugs. Most bugs are cold-blooded, so they semi-hibernate in the winter months. When the weather warms up, the environment is right for bugs to come out to...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 2): Interviewing Witnesses

Employers and supervisors wear quite a few hats, including investigating a workplace accident and interviewing witnesses. We talked about What “Caused” This Mishap? in Part 1 of the Accident Investigation Series, now let's focus...

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