Workers compensation laws are intended to protect employees who get hurt in the workplace. Sometimes employers must investigate individual cases to prevent fraudulent workers compensation insurance claims.
The only way workers compensation fraud can be proven is to show through physical surveillance that an individual is physically productive and is able to perform their asserted restrictions. People often obtain jobs where they can earn cash and hide their income to avoid discovery. Between the guaranteed paycheck and a part-time job that pays cash, people on disability can maintain their standard of living on much less work.
Fortunately, for a business paying for workers compensation insurance, investigations frequently reveal the people who commit fraud when it comes to the severity of their injuries. At Magellan Investigations, LLC, our investigators use date/time stamped video camcorders, other surveillance tools and resources to catch someone in a fraudulent workers compensation claim.