1. No witnesses.
Bogus workers’ compensation claims often have no witnesses who can verify when, where, why and how the illness or injury occurred.
2. Unlikely scenario.
Anything may be possible, but some things just are not likely. If an employee reports an incident description that doesn’t add up, it may well be worth investigating.
3. Conflicting stories.
The first-hand account of what happened changes between tellings, or witnesses interpreted the scenario differently from the reportedly ill or injured person.
4. Monday reports.
Fraudulent workers’ comp claims typically describe an incident that occurred on Friday afternoon that wasn’t reported until Monday morning.
5. Telling social media posts.
A lot of employees follow their employers and/or don’t protect their social network profiles. If your employee went rafting over the weekend or gave details about an illness or injury that happened outside of the workplace, they may have documented it online.