Accidents at Work
When an employee is injured at work it can lead to him or her requiring time off to recover, or in more extreme cases it can sadly mean the end of his or her working career. These accidents could be at the fault of the employee for not working safely, cutting corners, not wearing the correct PPE or simply from being tired due to lack of sleep are all common reasons for workplace injuries or accidents. Accidents could also be the fault of the employer. This could be for not implementing the correct health and safety procedures, not providing the correct PPE, not allowing sufficient brakes or not conducting health and safety spot checks in the workplace. The list goes on, and it is only right that the employer pays out in the form of a compensation claim if an employee suffers and injury because of it.
However, some (not all, but more than you would expect) employees fabricate or exaggerate workplace injuries purely for financial gain. The majority of cases we take on at Sentry Investigations involve workplace or personal injury insurance claims, and we can say with confidence that 9 out of 10 claims we investigate are entirely fabricated. The extent at which some people go to in order to cheat the system and submit a fraudulent workplace injury claim is shocking to say the least. Some cases can be trickier than others to prove dependent on the type of injury claim they are expecting a pay-out for, but generally we can wrap up a claim and prove fraud with a single day of surveillance. On some occasions we can blow a claim out of the water within minutes of the subject walking out of his or her front door. When an employee claims he or she will need a walking stick for the rest of his or her life but is then observed going for a six-mile run (with no walking stick), it's pretty clear cut what is going to happen to that claim form.
No Win, No Fee
Fraudulent employees tend to be drawn to the flashy adverts currently running on TV, radio and online which advertise 'No Win, No Fee' for injury claims. Advertisements like these are be very dangerous for business's but very tempting for employees for a quick pay-out because essentially there is nothing to lose, or so they think...
If an employee submits an injury claim and we prove it to be entirely false, not only will he or she not receive the pay-out they had banked on, they are also going to lose their job with little chance of finding a new one with fraud plastered all over their reference. Furthermore, depending on how far an employer wants to pursue the busted fraudulent claim, the employer could find themselves in court pending a potential criminal record. For the most part, employees just want to come to work, complete their job, go home and get paid at the end of it. But unfortunately, there are plenty other employees out there who would wouldn't think twice about claiming thousands of pounds against their employer for an accident that never happened. Sentry Investigations are here to combat this and assist businesses when these suspect claim forms land on the boss's desk.
Hire a Private Investigator
To hire a private investigator Birmingham for need of evidencing the true extent of an employee's alleged injuries, contact Sentry Investigations Ltd. You may be reading a suspected fraudulent claim form and are expecting to reluctantly pay out large sums of money for it. Rather than just accepting and paying out, get it thoroughly investigated beforehand. We deploy highly trained surveillance operatives on the ground who focus entirely on the specifics of the employees claim. Whether it be a catastrophic injury, or a broken finger nail, we will evidence the truth through covert means.