Employers and insurance companies routinely rely on Accurate Investigative Services to conduct video surveillance of employees. We also interview and take statements from co- workers or other company personnel, to prove workers comp fraud and pursue civil or criminal action as appropriate. Our clients know Accurate’s investigators are extremely knowledgeable regarding Ohio’s worker comp laws, rules and regulations.
How Workers Comp Laws Work
If a worker’s injury was only temporary, he/she will receive a percentage of their average wage up to a fixed amount. In the event that a person is permanently unable to perform their work due to a job related injury, the individual can elect to receive either a long-term or lump sum payment. The payment amounts will vary and are dependent on the agreements made between the injured employee and you, the employer. Workers compensation laws are hard to comprehend and compensation laws are immense. If your employee was truly injured while performing an assigned work-related task or errand, workers compensation will most likely be granted.
How Accurate Investigative Services Can Help
False workers’ compensation claims are estimated to cost the US and it’s companies billions of dollars annually. To prevent this from happening, AIS will conduct a workers’ compensation fraud investigation at your request. The investigation will be conducted by one of our qualified investigators.
In many instances a thorough investigation will prove the employee’s claim is truly fraudulent and save your company thousands of dollars. When red flag indicators appear during the review of a claim an immediate investigation becomes both prudent and necessary to protect company revenues.
To confirm that a workers’ compensation claim is invalid or fraudulent, Accurate’s detectives use a variety of investigative techniques and methods. Video surveillance is the most prevalent. A detective will follow/observe the claimant and obtain video evidence disproving or significantly reducing the awarded amount. Our investigators will also conduct a comprehensive investigation of the entire workplace related injury.
Once the evidence is gathered and AIS’ report completed, it’s up to the business, claims examiner and attorneys involved to bring the claim to resolution or consider it for criminal penalties should the claim contain elements of insurance fraud. Accurate’s investigators are also often called to testify in court on behalf of our client when needed. This however depends on the civil or criminal proceeding.
When you need an investigation company with the expertise to conduct a thorough workers’ compensation investigation, please feel free to call Accurate’s corporate office for a free consultation.