WorkCover Mental Injury
Probably one of the hardest areas of investigation is mental injury, mental incapacity. A mental injury investigation is an investigation of an injury that cannot be seen, that is inferred from behaviour, this may relate to a claim for Workers Compensation, for WorkCover, for a claim against insurance. We investigate these claims, for a private investigation phone 1300 966 103.
You can email us on [email protected], or for 24/7 inquiries Contact Us, free quotes. This is a hard area to investigate, there must be a difference between displayed restrictions or phobia's, and claimed restrictions, the displayed behaviour must be ongoing, not a one off display; our private investigators, private detectives, are experienced.
A WorkCover mental injury claim investigation has two parts, the injury must be work related, and the persons behaviour must be consistent with the claimed injury. Establishing that the injury is work related takes a combination of factual investigation, and medical examination. The contributing factors can include the actions of supervisors, of work companions, of work load, and length of exposure. Any significant events may also contribute. the consistency, or otherwise, of the claimed injury, and displayed behaviour, is usually addressed by discreet surveillance.
A Workers Compensation claim for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is often linked to long periods of exposure to events which have ground down the person, or a single horrific work related event which has impacted the person. Adjustment disorders seem to be harder to define but are usually linked to some other restriction. Depression is another disorder which is often quoted. The contributing factors to the mental injury claim may be work related, or personal (not work related). We are experienced in WorkCover investigation including surveillance, Workers Compensation investigation, workplace injury claim investigations, insurance investigations, often a form of employee investigation. We often cannot investigate by directly interviewing the claimant, as this may be perceived as causing further harm. We are usually restricted to surveillance, observing their real world restrictions, actions, and interactions.
The role of the private investigator, private detective, is in the initial stages compiling a brief of surrounding circumstances, and in the later stages conducting Workers Compensation surveillance, WorkCover surveillance, private investigator surveillance, to observe and record evidence of behaviour, actions, and interactions. The private investigator surveillance must be discreet, and not push hard. The objective is to record the normal life activity of the person, to observe their behaviour. Remembering that a majority of claims have some basis, we are looking for behaviour inconsistent with the claimed restrictions.
The investigation may reveal nothing inconsistent with the claim, which is to the benefit of the claimant. It may also reveal activity, and engagements, inconsistent with the claim, such as undeclared business activity, cash work, and someone enjoying a great life without work. There is always a due diligence aspect to investigations, especially where exposure is large, surveillance addresses this. We are experienced workplace injury claim investigators, we are experienced in mental injury claim investigation.
When you require a WorkCover Mental Injury claim investigation, a Workers Compensation claim investigation, a WorkCover fraud investigator, contact us for a free quote. We are experienced, discreet, WorkCover investigators, Workers Compensation claim investigators, insurance investigators.
We are experienced, discreet, investigators, part of the Private Investigator Australia network.