San Francisco Insurance Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer
At Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, we represent employees who blow the whistle on their employers for committing insurance fraud. We frequently work with secretaries, office managers, inventory specialists, and other professionals with inside knowledge about insurance fraud. We help employees to assert their rights under qui tam law.
What is Insurance Fraud?
Insurance fraud is any intentional, illegal activity designed to obtain an insurance benefit to which the person making the claim is not entitled. Examples of insurance fraud include:
- Falsifying information to be considered for an insurance policy
- Filing false insurance claims
- Arson or other destruction of property to obtain insurance benefits
- Orchestrated theft of property in order to file an insurance claim
- Healthcare fraud
Insurance fraud may give rise to civil claims under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Failure to properly handle insurance claims, including workers’ compensation claims, in good faith is also a form of insurance fraud and may give rise to a claim under consumer protection laws.
Employees who blow the whistle on insurance fraud are protected from termination or retaliation by law. In addition, they are entitled to a portion of damages recovered.