Workers’ Compensation fraud is the result of desperate people looking for what they think is a simple way out of financial problems. However, workers who were legitimately injured on the job suffer the consequences of those who commit Workers’ Compensation fraud in the form of dismissal or disbelief of legitimate claims.
Increasing popularity of the Internet and Social Media has made catching fraud much simpler. Before the Internet, businesses had to go through costly methods to prove a worker was committing fraud. The proof is particularly difficult to find, especially when the employer is limited to having the worker followed by expensive private investigators.
Now, technology has risen to the occasion and provided employers with all kinds of options. Many people now painstakingly document every moment of their lives through social media. Employers no longer have to go out of their way to find out what an employee is doing—they can find the public information on Social Media like all the employee’s other followers or friends. Webtaps suffice when information is not public. And when all else fails, there are always private detectives ready and willing to step in to help prove a fraudulent Workers’ Compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation can be difficult, confusing, and very complex. Kaplan Morrell has helped thousands of injured workers since 1997 get the benefits they deserve. Contact our Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorneys or call us at (866) 356-9898 for your free consultation.