Texas Workers’ Comp Claimant Works 3 Jobs After Reporting Injury

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that Leonard Cano of Houston has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. Cano worked for three different employers while collecting workers’ comp benefits, Texas Mutual said.

A Travis County District Court ordered Cano to serve a five-year probated sentence, repay $8,893 in benefits and pay a $250 fine.

Cano reported a job-related injury while working as a chemical blender for Minute Man of America Inc. in Houston. He claimed he was unable to work as a result of the injuries, and Texas Mutual began paying him disability income benefits.

An investigation found that Cano was working for three different employers while collecting benefits. State law requires injured workers to contact their workers’ comp insurance company when they return to work.

Source: Texas Mutual