April 2016  


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Is Your Business at a Higher Risk for a Workers' Comp Claim?

Benjamin Franklin once said, "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." As many business owners and attorneys know, all businesses are at risk for workers' comp claims. In 2014 alone, more than $11,1477,758,932 was paid out in workers' compensation claims. Arkansas Investigations knows what industries are at a higher risk for workers' compensation claims and what injuries are the most expensive. There are several injuries that are common, and we're prepared to share that information with you to better safeguard your practice against unnecessary and costly claims.

 

In 2013, over 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries were recorded.

The top five injury and illness-prone industries include:

  1. Local government
  2. Health care and social assistance
  3. Retail trade
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Leisure and hospitality

The top five fatal injury and illness prone industries include:

  1. Construction
  2. Transportation and warehousing industries
  3. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industries
  4. Government
  5. Manufacturing industries
There are various reasons for both non-fatal and fatal injuries. Many non-fatal injuries occur due to... Read More
False Workers' Compensation Claims-Not a Victimless Crime

Each year, various fraud divisions across the United States are inundated with suspected cases of workers' compensation fraud. These cases cause a substantial burden for small businesses by increasing premiums and hiking up the cost of doing business. When an individual knowingly makes a material representation, or lie, in order to obtain an award, they have violated the criminal statute, exposing them to potential criminal prosecution for fraud. In the process, their claim can wreak havoc on your business. Can you afford higher insurance rates? Can you lose money to fraudulent workers comp claims? If you suspect you're falling victim to a fraudulent claim, what can you do about it?

 

Feeling just such a burden, a national insurance company reached out to Arkansas Investigations for our help. Faced with an award of over one million dollars, this company believed there was multiple red flags on the claim they received, and they asked us to conduct surveillance on the claimant to track the daily activities of the man who had claimed he crushed his ankle at work and was barely able to walk. Our surveillance team conducted more than a dozen surveillances of the man's residence. Although he was observed conducting ...Read more 

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