Accidentally, on Purpose: The Making of a Personal Injury Underworld in America
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Accidentally, on Purpose: The Making of a Personal Injury Underworld in America

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Accidentally, on Purpose is the first book to document the making of America's most peculiar criminal underworld. Not centered on the traditional activities of organized crime - drug dealing, gambling, prostitution, loan-sharking, protection, or bookmaking - this improbable underworld has been built from the raw material of faked personal injuries. Accidentally, on Purpose...more
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published November 15th 1996 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published August 1st 1996)
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Mar 05, 2008 Andy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: history fans, insurance scammers
When I was a Worker's Comp insurance investigator I read this book and laughed out loud. Worker's Comp claim fraud has been with us since the Industrial Revolution and this book brilliantly goes into exhaustive detail about its origins. There are tales of workers mutilating themselves in the hopes of getting insurance money. It travels all the way up to the present tense and tells tales of illegal aliens getting paid a salary to set-up fake road injuries with innocent motorists.

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