Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/26/2019 -- Any claimants caught pursuing false workers compensation claims within the state of Georgia could face both civil and criminal penalties. The reputable Atlanta workers compensation lawyers at Darwin F. Johnson advise that if found guilty, fraudulent claimants can face civil fines of up to $10,000 and criminal charges of twelve months behind bars.
One in ten businesses are said to be worried that an employee will try and claim a fake injury sustained in the workplace. Newer employees are up to three times more likely to be injured on the job compared to longer serving staff, with appropriate safety and compliance programs helping to keep workplace injury claims at a minimum for many businesses.
Severe penalties can be issued to all parties involved in the misrepresentation of a workers' compensation case. This includes lawyers, coworkers, medical staff, and friends of employees that deliberately falsify information. Both faking an injury and presenting an injury sustained outside work as being work-related are punishable offenses. The same goes for lying about treatment and taking extended periods of absence after an injury has healed.
The same civil and criminal penalties are in place for disgruntled employers who refuse to pay genuine workers compensation claims. If they are found guilty of this negligence, they are open to fines and imprisonment, so transparency is essential to all parties when it comes to injuries sustained in the workplace. To speak to a work injury lawyer in Atlanta, contact The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson on 404-692-6482 now or visit them online at https://www.darwinfjohnson.com/.
About The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson
The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provide legal defense for individuals all throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. He provides effective legal defense for individuals unjustly injured while at the workplace and gets them the compensation they need. Clients of Darwin F. Johnson don't pay unless he delivers compensation.
Reach the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson today by phone at 404-692-6482.
For more information, please visit http://www.darwinfjohnson.com.
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