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False Accusation Leads to Insurance Fraud Charge

A California woman filed a workers' compensation claim against her employer for injuries after allegedly being struck by a 10-pound object thrown at her by a co-worker. As a...

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...

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...

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...

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 foot. After spending time off from...

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...

Hey Bartender….Make it a Double (Dip) – Part 1

Claiming to injure herself while lifting a 20-pound bag, this full-time worker said she was unable to work in any capacity, including attending to her household chores such as...

Meat Cutter’s Story Simply Doesn’t Cut It

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man is charged with multiple felonies related to his workers’ compensation claim.   A meat cutter by trade, this individual alleged to have sustained injuries across multiple...

Useful Fraud Training Resources a Click Away

The best way to prevent fraud is to prevent the injury from occurring in the first place. A commitment to the safety of your employees not only reduces the likelihood...

Surveillance Footage Leads to a Charge of Insurance Fraud

A 63-year-old truck driver filed a workers' compensation claim alleging hip and wrist injuries after he fell into a pothole while trying to open a gate on his employer's...