New York workers’ compensation death benefits help those who lost a loved one and the income, providing them with the means to continue a similar lifestyle. Unfortunately, they only work if you stay single.
A 79-year-old woman from the Adirondacks didn’t tell the New York Workers’ Compensation board that she had re-married more than 30 years ago, and now owes $242,000 and is on a three-year conditional release program. But it’s not just people who may have mistakenly or willfully omitted information over the years that can come under investigation for workers’ comp fraud.
Ulster County jail employee Mindy Berger will now be a resident herself after pleading guilty to forging a document for a jailed inmate saying he was not incarcerated. Berger’s forgery allowed him to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits, against the law for those who are in jail.
If you’ve been hurt or injured on the job, most honest people are just concerned about making sure they fill out benefits forms correctly. We have information on how to make sure you have accurate workers’ compensation records to continue receiving benefits.
But it’s not just employees who may be crooked. Employer workers’ compensation fraud is almost a weekly occurrence, so check out our list of things to look out for to prevent fraud. And if you want help from people who have been through the process many times, contact Markhoff & Mittman P.C. today for a workers’ compensation consultation.