Fraud, Deception And Defamation
Workers’ compensation or insurance fraud, deception and defamation can leave an injured employee without the treatment he or she needs and without a job to help pay for it. Whether a simple mistake or intentional act, an incorrect report about a patient or employee can dramatically impact the employee’s immediate future.
At McQueen Davis PLLC, we have the skills and experience to carefully review any reports linked to your insurance or workers’ compensation to determine whether fraudulent, deceptive or defamatory language was used to deny you benefits. We know that your well-being is on the line, and our lawyers can help protect it. We assist clients in Huntington and throughout West Virginia.
What Is Considered Defamatory Or Fraudulent?
There are many actions that may be considered defamatory or fraudulent, but in general, it is any statement made about a patient or workers’ compensation benefit that is not true. For example, if an insurance adjuster files a report saying that you have drug and alcohol problems, even though you do not, it could have a major impact on your case and be used to deny you benefits.
Most employees in West Virginia are entitled to receive workers’ compensation after an on-the-job injury. One of the few exceptions is when an employee’s lack of sobriety caused or contributed to the accident. If your report indicates that you may have caused your accident by being under the influence, it is very possible that you will not receive workers’ compensation for your injuries.
If You Suspect Fraud, Act Quickly
The statute of limitations on an insurance or workers’ compensation fraud or defamation matter is one year. In order to build the best case possible, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you suspect something is wrong.
Our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience representing victims in serious employment matters like this. We can help you seek the damages you deserve, including punitive damages in some cases.