Worker's Compensation Fraud Investigations

Fraudulent workers’ compensation claims are on the rise across the nation and in Missouri. At Robert Cirtin Investigations we have developed a variety of techniques and employ the latest technology to determine if workers’ compensation claims are authentic.
Close up of unrecognizable manual worker assisting his colleague with physical injury in steel mill.
Close up of unrecognizable manual worker assisting his colleague with physical injury in steel mill.

What Are the Common Forms of Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers’ compensation fraud occurs when a worker deliberately lies about a workplace injury to garner financial benefits from their employer. It may include lies about the severity of an injury or condition or the place where that injury occurred. Below are some common forms of fraud that could impact your company.

  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Claiming that an injury at work is more severe than it is
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Claiming an injury occurred that did not happen
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Claiming an injury occurred in the workplace that occurred outside of it
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Claiming recovery is taking longer than it actually is

How Can Workers’ Compensation Fraud Impact Your Company?

There are many ways in which your company can be negatively affected by fraudulent workers’ compensation claims that you need to be aware of. Some of those include:

  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Potential payment of injured employee’s wages while absent from their position
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Potential overtime costs for other workers who have to fill in for the missing employee
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Potential hiring and training for injured employee replacement
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Potential loss of client, customers, or accounts who worked directly with the employee

Our Methods

Robert Cirtin Investigations uses a wide variety of methods to investigate potentially fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.Some of those include:

  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Covert surveillance, including video and photography using a high-quality camera with strong zoom and low light capabilities.
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Collect evidence to verify an individual’s lifestyle, injuries, and other factors
  • Icons/ DiamondCreated with Sketch. Verification of the subject’s residence and vehicle