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Inconclusive investigation of suspected workers’ comp scam

A three-year investigation made by the Department of Insurance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, and the Department of Justice to learn whether prison guards in Illinois have been fraudulently submitting workers’ compensation claims has yet to bear fruit, InsuranceNewsNet.com reported on May 24.

The investigation was instigated by a series of articles published in The Belleville News-Democrat in December 2010 regarding over 250 cases in a three-year period made primarily by corrections officers at the Menard Correctional Center. The investigation was able to name suspects and gather evidence that showed workers’ compensation benefits were given despite medical tests that revealed no apparent injury. State and federal officials have yet to arrest one person linked to this case.

Workers who become disabled due to injuries incurred while performing their everyday job responsibilities are often left unable to earn wages to support themselves and their family. We at Spiros Law, P.C. in Champaign, Illinois will give you all the legal assistance you need to file for workers’ compensation benefits during this difficult time. Call us today at (217) 328-2828.