Worker’s Compensation Plans Expert Witnesses

Workers’ compensation plans expert witnesses may write reports and opine on compensation claims, compensation benefits, and employee claims. In the news last month, Dinesh Sethi, owner of DES Staffing Services, was sentenced in Des Moines, IA, to 57 months of imprisonment for his fraudulent scheme to avoid paying $778,940.00 in workers compensation premiums to Travelers and Liberty Mutual Insurance companies. Chief Judge James E. Gritzner also sentenced Sethi to a 5 year term of supervised release, $778,940.00 in restitution and a $100.00 Crime Victim Fund assessment.

Sethi directed the creation of two shell companies, Staffing Professionals and KDM Staffing, and transferred DES employees to those entities to avoid the larger workers compensation premiums DES owed as a result of its accident and claims history.