False and Exaggerated Claims of Disability
Walsh and Hacker of Albany, New York has successfully applied a fraud defense to challenge workers’ compensation claims. Our intervention has led to disqualification of claims and sometimes recovery of benefits paid, with penalties.
As a leader in workers’ compensation defense in New York State, our lawyers work to expose work injury scams to protect our clients’ interests. We represent employers, insurers and third-party administrators in the Capital District, Upstate and the Hudson Valley. If you suspect fraud, contact us at (518) 463-1269 or toll free (866) 240-3041.
Fraud Defense in Workers’ Compensation
Section 114 and Section 114(a) of the New York State workers’ compensation statute allows the Workers’ Compensation Board to disqualify employees from receiving workers’ compensation benefits for misrepresentation of material facts, such as:
- False statements and willful and intentional misrepresentations
- Inflating the degree of disability
- Claiming workers’ comp for a non-work injury
- Working another job while “temporarily disabled”
- Lying under oath to the Workers Compensation Board
- Inducing others to lie to support a disability claim
- Misleading an attending physician or consulting physician
Our attorneys use aggressive techniques, including private investigators and medical experts, to expose exaggerated and patently false claims. If we prove that the claimant has received benefits through material misrepresentation, Walsh and Hacker will seek to recover those funds through various statutory remedies.
Having served New York employers and insurers for 40 years, Walsh and Hacker is eminently qualified to handle your fraud defense case. Contact our Albany office to arrange a consultation.
The Albany, New York workers’ compensation defense firm of Walsh and Hacker represents employers and third-party administrators in the Capital District, Upstate and the Hudson Valley, including Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Greene, Columbia, Albany, Saratoga, Westchester, Rockland and Warren Counties. We handle hearings in Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Utica, Schenectady, Albany (Menands), Hudson, Norwich, Poughkeepsie, and New Windsor (Newburgh). Call us about representation in other districts of New York