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Top Three Reasons Employees Commit Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Creating the right work environment can help employers prevent workers’ compensation fraud. Over the years, workers have fallen prey to unlawful solicitors for unscrupulous providers who make false promises...

Educating the Legal Community About Work Comp Fraud

A key component to fighting fraud is education. Not just educating our policyholders about work comp fraud prevention but also other entities that workers' comp fraud might touch, including...

Work Comp Fraud Awareness and Prevention Training

ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) provides top-tier fraud detection and prevention training for customers through our Work Comp Fraud: Spot It & Stop It! webinar series. Topics range...

ICW Group Speaks at Workers’ Compensation Forum

ICW Group understands that fraud prevention relies on leveraging the expertise of its fraud investigators by sharing their knowledge of how to defend against fraudsters. The more you know,...

Tools Available to Fight Workers’ Comp Fraud in Your Workplace

ICW Group is once again a proud participant in International Fraud Awareness Week, a week dedicated to spreading public awareness surrounding the topic of fraud and what we can...

The Tale of a False COVID-19 Test

An employee decided that work got in the way of taking the weekend off to attend a football game with his girlfriend. Together they concocted a scheme to create...

Don’t Wrestle with the Law

In 2019, an HVAC installer alleged a fractured finger from tightening a valve at work, which he initially reported to his employer that same day. A few hours later, he...

California Caregiver Charged for Inflating Injury Claim

A 57-year-old California woman working as a caregiver broke her ankle as a result of a fall at a client’s home. The woman was provided with medical treatment, ultimately...

The Buck Stops Ear

Witness statements often play a key role in claim investigations and are equally as important to a criminal investigation, if not more so. In the case of a Sacramento-based landscaper,...

Investigation Update: Plumber Scam Results in $104,000 Restitution

Following up on a work comp fraud case we featured in an article last year, a 28-year-old San Diego plumber pled guilty to felony insurance fraud charges surrounding his...