Advice to employers about workers' comp fraud

Oklahoman Published: March 3, 2013
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Oklahoma's top workers' compensation fraud prosecutor, Vincent Antonioli, had this advice for employers:

• Make your workplace as safe as possible.

• Become engaged in the handling of a workers' comp claim. Don't just say, “My insurance company will handle it,” and then complain about it later.

• Establish an evidence-collection protocol for times when it's possible a worker wasn't injured on the job or wasn't injured at all.

• Keep video from surveillance cameras after a worker reports an injury. Send the video to your insurance company.

• Collect statements from co-workers after a worker reports an injury.

• Take photographs of the work area where the worker claims he was hurt.

• Ask for a drug and alcohol test if there is reason to believe a worker was under the influence when injured.

• Review travel claims if a worker reports being hurt on a business trip. Check for alcohol purchases on meal receipts.

by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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