A woman named Cathy Wrench Cashwell appeared on “The Price Is Right” game show in September of 2009. She even got to spin the infamous Big Wheel at a chance to win several prizes. How exciting, right??? Not really.
Cashwell was “a former North Carolina postal worker who was receiving workers compensation for a claimed disability.” She was receiving workers compensation for an alleged shoulder injury, which apparently made it “impossible for her to reach, climb and grasp.” However, while on the show Cathy lifted her arm, grabbed a hold of the Big Wheel, and spun it round and round. That’s odd. Her shoulder must have healed as soon as she went to spin the wheel.
According to ABA Journal, Cathy pled guilty to workers compensation fraud.
There’s a lesson to be learned here. Don’t lie and go on a televised game show. (Actually, just don’t lie!)
What Is Worker’s Compensation?
When an employee is injured on-the-job, they may be eligible for compensation awards and medical care. The employer will pay for the employee’s injuries, including, medical, surgical and hospital services, dental services, crutches, hearing aids, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, nursing care, and prescribed medications. Injured individuals must file a Worker’s Compensation claim to receive benefits under this law.
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How Can a Workers' Compensation Attorney Help?
If you have a work related injury, a workers compensation attorney may help you obtain damages. Damages may include compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other benefits. A workers compensation attorney can also guide you through the often-confusing process of filing a Worker’s Compensation claim.
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