Most employers in Connecticut are required to have some kind of workers’ compensation insurance. When an employee gets injured on the job, many times they have the opportunity to claim workers’ comp for their injuries. While this type of insurance can be highly beneficial to employees who are significantly hurt from a work activity and consequently miss work to recover, there are cases where workers fake or exaggerate injuries for the money. If you’re an employer who’s worried that their employee could be faking a workers’ comp injury, you might not know who to turn to for help. No need to panic because our private investigative firm is here to help you protect your business. Read this blog to learn how one of our Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Claim Investigators can get to the bottom of your case.
IS MY EMPLOYEE FAKING A WORKERS’ COMP INJURY?
While it’s fairly uncommon for employees to fake injuries for a workers’ comp claim, it still happens from time to time. Studies show that only 1% to 2% of all workers’ comp claims are fraudulent, but one fourth of insurance frudulent claims are from workers’ compensation cases. If you think that your employee filed a fraudulent claim, you’ll want to make sure you have proof before accusing them of anything. Your employee might sue you if you try to deny them workers’ compensation.
HOW CAN I TELL?
There are a few different things you should keep an eye out for if you want to make sure that your employee isn’t lying about their injuries. Signs that the claim could be fake include:
- The employee has recently been reprimanded or denied vacation time
- The accident was on Monday morning or Friday afternoon
- You’re having trouble reaching your employee while they’re on medical leave
- There were no witnesses to the accident
- The accident was reported late
- The employee has a history of changing jobs, physicans, addresses, etc.
- The employee is new
- The employee refuses to see a physician
HOW CAN A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR HELP?
Our private investigative team has all the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to accurately and thoroughly look into your employee’s workers’ comp claim. A highly experienced investigator will already know about all the red flags to look out for when investigating these cases. We can look into the employee’s history and the circumstances of the accident to find out the truth.
Do you think you have a fraudulent workers’ comp case on your hands? Are you looking for an experienced private investigator who has your best interests in mind? Look no further because Advanced Investigations is on your side. Contact our highly effective team today to learn more about our services.