Workers' Compensation Fraud

Although the vast majority of Workers' Compensation claims are legitimately work-related injuries, 20% to 25% of all Workers' Compensation claims are estimated to be inappropriate. The National Insurance Crime Bureau estimates the annual value for fraudulent claims to be $5 billion.

Any person who makes or causes to be made any knowingly false or fraudulent material statement or material representation for the purpose of obtaining or denying workers' compensation benefits or payments is guilty of a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or up to $50,000 in fines. If you have knowledge, information or evidence of fraud, please contact the Office of University Risk Management or the Office of University Counsel. Please see the State of California's Workers' Comp Fraud Warning.PDF File Opens in new window