Disability Fraud

By: Admin

Those who receive disability payments typically are awarded those payments due to necessity. However in some cases those who are awarded the payments tend to over emphasize their “injuries” so that they may receive more benefits than they truly deserve. Such is the case with this Port Orange woman who was receiving payments due to a neck injury which she claimed she received while working for the United States Postal Service. Upon investigation it was discovered that she had been snow skiing, scuba diving and even performing on a trapeze. Unfortunately, it is people like this who make the news and cause people to believe that this is typical behavior for all disabled individuals. The fact is that only about 1% of all claims filed are people who are misrepresenting their injuries. Insurance companies will try to use cases like this to take away rights of those who are truly disabled.

Even though the bulk of workers who receive these benefits truly need them, the few that are frauds tend to put a dark cloud over those who have significant injuries and disabilities. The attorneys at Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre have seen all types of cases and try to make sure that the people who are entitled receive these benefits. They will fight for those who are truly disabled. Glen Wieland has been instrumental in fighting fraud and is a member of the statewide Workers’ Compensation Fraud Task Force. For more information visit our website at www.WHDJustice.com or by calling our office at


Al Hilado was successful in winning my very difficult case. He was very approachable the entire length of the case. It took over 2 years. He and his staff kept me up to date and whenever I had a question he was very easy to reach by phone or email. I am very grateful to him as he has helped my family tremendously. I will absolutely contact him again if I ever need help in the future.

– Brenda

I was looking for an Orlando Workers’ Comp attorney to represent me in a workers compensation case and Al Hilado was recommended by a family member. Mr. Hilado is very professional and knowledgeable in this area of law. Mr. Hilado explained everything to me and would not end a meeting until he felt I understood what was happening or had happened. I was very happy with the way he handled my case. He explained everything to me and did not try to push me in any direction as far as when I had to make decisions. Whenever I had a question, Al was a phone call away. He returned my calls and emails very quickly. His staff is extremely professional and friendly. I highly recommend Al Hilado to anyone who is injured at work and needs workers’ comp assistance.

– Karen