This crime is one that cuts with a double edge sword. It not only hurts the company that employs the person that perpetrates the fraud. It also hurts the consumer. The company has to pay higher premiums for their worker's comp coverage. The company in all probability has to also pay overtime to other employees in order to keep production schedules. Of course the company has little choice but to pass on the extra cost of doing business to the consumer.
The employee claiming the injury, usually does everything in their power not to return to work. Regardless of what work assignments or light duty options the company may offer, the employee remains unreceptive to the idea of returning to the job.
At this point the company needs to retain the services of an investigation firm. The company needs to proceed in this manner in order to bring the situation to some type of closure. If the investigation produces evidence of fraud on the part of the employee, the company will have the option to let the employee resign, to terminate, or to criminally prosecute said employee. Usually when the employee is confronted with the evidence gathered by the investigator, they will elect to resign immediately fearing criminal prosecution.
This decision to prosecute or not to prosecute is solely that of the client. Any information gathered by our investigators will never be disclosed to any third party per the contract agreement between the client and G.M.V.I. .