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Employee Accident Report Claim Form on desk with pen Fraud is a costly financial burden to employers and taxpayers, and it interferes with providing benefits to the vast majority of injured workers with legitimate claims. (Photo: iStock)

Security cameras in a company cafeteria recently captured a brazen attempt to fake a workers’ compensation injury. The video shows that the man dumped a cup of ice onto the floor, disposed of the cup and then laid down on the floor as though he slipped on the ice. Prosecutors have charged the man with insurance fraud and theft by deception.

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