The Merced District Attorney's Office continues to pursue an aggressive campaign to identify, investigate, and prosecute workers' compensation fraud. These crimes, which can be committed by employers and employees, occur in both the private and public sectors.
Fraudulent claims also undermine the integrity of the system, causing unnecessary delays in treating real injuries and casting a shadow over the thousands of legitimate claims that are filed each year. Everyone suffers because of workers' compensation fraud. Tax dollars are wasted, the price of consumer goods increases, and employers and legitimately injured workers lose money.