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Illinois Staff’ Compensation Scammer

Not too way back I had a name from somebody that felt prefer it must be an April Fools name, however it wasn’t.

Principally, the caller was anxious about her son. He had acquired fee for being off work for 3 months, however apparently was on video, drunk and dancing at a celebration and joking about how he had faked a piece damage so he didn’t need to work all winter. Apparently the insurance coverage firm has turn into conscious of this video.

Mother was calling as a result of her son advised her he wished to get a lawyer to get a settlement. Some ideas on this:

  1. There’s zero likelihood an insurance coverage firm goes to supply him a settlement.
  2. It’s extra probably they may ship the video to the State to have this employee investigated for insurance coverage fraud.
  3. No lawyer we all know of, even the slimiest ones, would signify somebody who’s on video saying that they’ve been scamming the work comp insurance coverage firm.
  4. If we had a shopper do that, we’d file to withdraw from their case immediately. Each lawyer we all know would deal with it the identical manner.

Now I don’t hear greater than a couple of times a yr out of over 1,000 calls/emails from somebody who I feel is faking their damage. Most individuals are exhausting working, sincere and simply need their legit damage taken care of. That’s to not say that some individuals don’t exaggerate, however the actuality is that folks aren’t trying to rip-off the system.

What I’ll say is that there are classes right here for truthfully injured individuals who have legit Illinois employees’ compensation claims.

First off, don’t do actions which can be past your restrictions. This man was claiming horrible again ache and that he may barely stroll. Within the video he was apparently dancing and leaping up and down.

Second, keep off social media. This tremendous genius reportedly posted his actions on his personal social media accounts. You’d need to be an fool after all to admit a felony on-line. However for the common, sincere employee, I wouldn’t be posting something. Insurance coverage firms are monitoring your social media accounts. Even for those who submit one thing that appears harmless, it may very well be used towards you.

Lastly, don’t talk about your case with anybody apart from your partner or your lawyer. Individuals get jealous when somebody has a piece comp case they usually know they may get a settlement. You may’t assume that others are looking for you or care about you. And likewise, your case and your attainable settlement is none of their enterprise.

Oh and by the best way. This tremendous genius legal apparently additionally stated on tape that he had executed this earlier than and “it’s really easy.” I personally hope he results in jail as these kinds of scammers make circumstances tougher for sincere employees.

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