How not to defraud Workers' Comp


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/03/how-not-to-defraud-workers-c.html


Watch person ridiculously fake injury for worker's comp claim
#2

Concussion inducing fraud or GTFO!


#3

I’d love to see the transcript of the conversation that sparked their fraud concerns:

Her: I just got hit in the head with a sprinkler!
HR: O my gosh! Let’s get a bandaid and some ice on that
Her: Screw that, I want a million dollars, a bloody mary, a steak sandwich and a steak sandwich…

Also “Pebbledash expanse of the droptile ceiling”? Really nice turn of phrase, Red.


#4

Fux News Comedy Hour fiends eat that kinda slob up 24/7. Hope she doesn’t do too much time in the gray bar hotel…


#5

Looks like Florida Man is not alone; Florida Woman is likewise a source of newsworthy antics.


#6

How about plain ol’ “Florida people”?


#7

Left hand: What is this?
Right hand: Free money!


#8

I like the sound of “Florida Man” cuz it creates a mythic character in my mind, one fictional guy who is the source of the weirdness. Except for the weird stories about Florida Woman, who is likely a bit less dumb than her male counterpart, but as we can see, still not the sharpest crayon in the box.


#9

“How did it hit you in the forehead?”
“I was standing directly under it, looking up at it.”
“Why?”
“F U! Pay me!”


#10

Good thing this is a Felony, gotta make sure to suppress as many votes as possible.


#11

I think Floridian is the most appropriate and inclusive term, denoting not only Florida people but also the crazy beasts that lurk there, like gators and giant white-gloved mice.


#12

Techie friends of mine and I have a similar theory about Sony called the, “Stupid Engineer”.

He’s some honcho’s son, and gets to participate in the design of all Sony products.

As a result, they have really great products which usually have at least one (or sometimes several) really poorly thought out design decisions. And frequently these render the best features unusable or undesirable.


#13

I considered that, but then it made me think I’d start calling Florida “Floridia”.


#14

#15

just throw in a slight pause (and a headshake): Florida, man.


#16

Who was that fellow years ago (postal worker?) caught defrauding workers comp? He claimed ‘bad back’, but was caught on video moonlighting as a party clown, tossing a grown woman up and down with ease.


#17

Rob, please write all your articles in this style; thanks!


#18

“Flau-duh”


#19

What is even funnier is that she probably could have just sued for working in unsafe conditions, not committed any fraud, and then the video would have supported her claim.


#20

In high school there was this one little creep who – after seeing me land uncomfortably kind of sideways on the gym trampoline – rushed over to me, saying, “Stay down! Stay down! People make millions of dollars every year getting hurt!” That was even after I told him I wasn’t hurt. The little schmuck looked and sounded serious. High school. Perhaps the parent’s influence?