What Do Workers Comp Investigators Look For?

What Do Workers Comp Investigators Look For?



Category: Workers Comp

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If you have filed a claim for worker’s compensation or if you are an employer who has had an employee file for worker’s comp, you may be aware that investigators will check out the facts surrounding the claim.

Workers’ compensation investigators ensure that the claims paid out by the insurance company are valid. There are certain techniques they use to ensure the integrity of the victim’s report, including in-person, video, and social media surveillance.

Video Surveillance

One of the most common techniques that worker’s compensation investigators use is video surveillance. They use this to ensure that your injuries are as severe as you claim.

Suppose you claim that you have fallen and suffered a herniated disk, making walking difficult. If the investigator films you lifting a 50-pound bag of dog food into your truck, the insurance company can challenge your claim.

In many cases, workers’ compensation investigators are waiting outside doctors’ offices to film claimants entering and leaving the property. For example, the person may be caught going in on crutches and walking out without them. Video surveillance is highly valuable when it comes to investigations.

If you have been hurt at work and need an advocate, contact a Los Angeles workers’ compensation fraud lawyer to defend your claim. A team of attorneys with decades of experience handling cases just like yours can make sure that your rights are protected throughout the investigation.

In-Person Surveillance

Investigators can also conduct in-person surveillance, interviewing your neighbors, co-workers, or friends. They can call your home or cell phone, wait outside on a public street or watch you from a distance.

They are also known to visit the victim’s workplace. The investigator can pose as a customer to observe your actions and make notes of your mobility.

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