There are many ways to gauge workplace risk. On-the-job dangers come in many forms and can cause a host of injuries, illnesses, or even fatalities. Regardless, workers are entitled to protection by workers' compensation.
Workers' compensation benefits are not a financial windfall. Part of the purpose of workers' comp is to ensure that workers injured on the job don't pay out of their own pocket for the medical treatment they need to recover.
In this technological age, many employers now support arrangements that allow their employees to work from home. This opportunity to work remotely from home raises the question in the title of this post.
Fraud can be found in a number of factual situations, against a number of involved parties. The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has an Office of the Fraud Inspector General. This office investigates any allegation by any party against the workers' compensation system. These might include: