Yes, insurance fraud exists. In 2011 there were 141 "orders and adjudications" on this issue. More than $900,000.00 in penalties were collected and $3.2 million in restitution recovered.
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Pennsylvania readers know that construction sites have the distinct potential to be a hazardous working environment. Workers often have to deal with heavy machinery, large quantities of raw materials and open floors that can lead to falls. While construction companies and their workers usually take proper safety precautions, accidents still can happen.
Companies have a responsibility to workers to provide a safe and healthy work environment. When an employee suffers a serious workplace injury, a company should report it to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in order to prevent future accidents. Companies who fail to do this may face serious fines and penalties.