Ryan Patrick Natividad, a 30-year-old resident of Corona was arrested and charged with several felony counts related to a workers compensation claim he made. Natividad, claimed he injured his fist while attempting to prevent an arrestee from falling into a wall while being escorted to the police car.
Natividad, a Costa Mesa police officer was directed by the police department to seek medical attention for his injury but an internal investigation revealed there were discrepancies as to how and when the injury occurred.
If convicted, Natividad faces up to six years in prison, fines and the likely loss of a carrier.
Workers compensation is a fund that both California employers and employees pay into to pay for work related injuries. Workers Compensation fraud typically involves workers making false claims of injuries sustained on the job while employers are likely to face similar charges if they fail to pay the appropriate fees into the fund.
If you need to speak to an attorney representing clients accused of workers compensation fraud, call our office at 877-750-7550 for a free consultation.