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