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Suspected Workers Compensation claim fraud, or due diligence investigations due to the size of the exposure, phone 1300 966 103, we investigate. Private investigator, private detective, to investigate a suspected false claim. Email pi@theprivategroup.com.au. Free quotes. There are private investigator information tabs to the left of the page. For 24/7 inquiries please use our online form Investigator Inquiry Form. When you need an experienced private investigator, including ex-police investigators, contact us.

Due diligence claim investigation, or to investigate a suspected false Workers Compensation claim, we cover both.
Workcover, Comcare,
Workers Compensation (Workers Comp.), self insured, small business, corporations and the private person are all subject to fraudulent claims for a workplace injury, from time to time. Workers Compensation claim fraud, or Workcover compensation claim fraud, is a reality. Where the insurer won't investigate the business claimed against must, especially where there is a large liability, or a known scam. We have experienced investigators who can assist with suspect claims.
Government bodies such as Workcover, WorkSafe, Workers Compensation and Safety, are sometimes loath to investigate when the employer is certain workplace injury insurance fraud is occurring, especially once an initial claim is accepted; they want you to prove it. The short and long term cost associated with such claims are borne by the employer. It seems Workcover accepts an insurance claim, and then expect the employer to prove otherwise; this happens over and over again, especially for those with a history of claims against different employers (who keep aggravating an injury, that was unknown to each new employer), or who become addicted to the pay and conditions an injury claim provide. The employer unfortunately must accept, unless there is gross fraud, that the acceptance of a Workcover claim means the acceptance of some civil action penalty risk; surveillance may be used to mitigate the size of the claim under these circumstances.
Whilst there are generally many sides to a workplace injury claim; the employers concern, once a claim is accepted, is often that a claimant may be either overstating or lying about a restriction relating to a workplace injury, to obtain a benefit. This falls, generally, within two categories of Workcover investigations.
The first is the claimant who has either learnt from previous experience or is embarking on a new course to obtain funds by deception (a false claim). They are often only hired for a short time, but see this is a way of being paid whilst they reposition themselves, and/or line up for a payout. We have anecdotal information, and observations, that would indicate that some sub-groups are 'gaming' the system, and passing information round about how to make false claims, as well as 'friendly' doctors who issue medical certificates, with an intent to defraud.
The second type make an original true claimant, who fails to mention that they have improved and become addicted to the lifestyle; they are paid to do what they want. Their stated restrictions and the truth gradually diverge, until there is a great disparity between their real and claimed restrictions. This is still fraud.
WHAT WE DO? We conduct surveillance, and record evidence to support or deny the claimed restrictions. We conduct investigations to discover the truth of the matter.
HOW? Discreetly! We ensure compliance with legal requirements, to produce evidence in a format that is acceptable to a court.
HOW LONG SHOULD I ALLOW? The amount you spend generally depends on your level of exposure. Insurance or workplace injury claims surveillance is often done in week blocks, with an assessment and tweaking before the instructions for another week, if justified. If your exposure is millions for a person who is claiming permanent disability, and a carer for life, plus a redone house, then initial due diligence investigations, and spending a large amount on surveillance (Months) may be justified, especially where contraindications are being recorded! Everyone is entitled to have a good day, so a one off recording, for a few seconds, may not be enough; there is case law that indicates this is correct.
We are licensed private investigators. We are experienced in investigating workplace injury insurance fraud, we Investigate Workcover Fraud. We understand Workcover Fraud, The Cost to employers. We can conduct covert surveillance to confirm or deny a claimed restrictions.  The cost of Workcover and Sick Leave Fraud to business is large, where Workers Compensation claim fraud is suspected, or due diligence inquiries are called for due to the size of the exposure, we have the experience. Call us for a free quote.

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