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Pandemic Could Exacerbate Workers' Comp Fraud, Experts Say

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1932 | 0 | 94 min read

Workers’ compensation fraud experts say the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could create a new wave of scammers looking to cash in on unsuspecting injured workers and exploit fresh loopholes within the system. Fortunately, anti-fraud efforts are starting to keep up with the fraudsters. “We’ve managed to come up with very creative and innovative approaches in catching these guys,” said Shaddi Kamiabipour, a deputy district attorney from Orange County who focuses on insurance fraud. With millions of people out of work and injured employees pursuing ca...

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