Workplace injuries have been occurring for as long as workplaces have existed, and the law has been constantly changing to account for the potential remedies workers may be entitled to in the event of such injuries. The law varies from state to state, but it is crucial for workers to understand their options in the event of an injury so that they may be fairly compensated. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert worker’s compensation attorney at 617-787-3700.
Sergio Forte, a 52 year-old man living in LeRoy, New York, was recently sentenced to prison for defrauding the workers’ compensation system for over $400,000, according to reports. After injuring his knee in 2015, Forte began collecting over $800 per week in workers’ compensation benefits. After a while, however, Forte became well again, and proceeded to return to work. However, Forte falsely reported to the Workers’ Compensation Board that he was not working in any capacity at the time. This in effect allowed Forte to collect the weekly workers’ compensation benefits on top of receiving a regular salary from his normal employer.
As part of his sentencing, Forte was required to pay back a significant amount of money as a form of restitution. The charges claimed that his illegal representations to the Workers’ Compensation Board resulted in his unjust enrichment, a claim with which the Court agreed. Forte will spend 3 months in prison.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the course of your employment, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert workers’ compensation attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!