Some people use the terms "WorkSafe Investigation" and "WorkCover Investigation" as interchangeable expressions. They are not. WorkCover refers to the insurer, WorkSafe is the Government body tasked with investigation, and enforcement. For assistance to investigate a suspect claim phone 1300 966 103, email email@example.com, or 24/7 Contact Us, free quotes.
A real WorkSafe investigation, WorkSafe investigator attendance, is generally related to an incident, or accident, where a breach of the prescribed legislation has occurred, or a person was injured or killed in a workplace. There is a requirement to facilitate the investigation, as the whole site may be 'seized' by the investigations team. These investigations are concerned with Health and Safety, Dangerous Goods compliance, High Risk operations, and rehabilitation. They can encompass allegations of fraud, by a worker (although reasonably rare investigations, due the constraints placed on them by Government).
A WorkSafe investigation is a Health and Safety investigation, looking into contributing factors, causes, for a death or serious injury. It often appears to have the objective of assigning blame to a business, or persons associated with the business, such as supervisors. It looks at events (including near misses), training, inductions, procedures, and compliance with same (including enforcement, within the business, of compliance, not turning a 'blind eye').
Before a 'WorkSafe investigator' (more correctly a WorkCover investigator, an insurance investigator) gets involved, generally, once a claim is accepted, the employer must raise a reasonable belief (with proof), of fraud. The reason for this is that, once the WorkCover claim is accepted by the insurer they basically become a rehabilitation coordinator. This is where the private investigator comes in. We conduct the investigation, and gather the evidence, to establish the 'real world' capacity of the claimant; this may, or may not, substantiate their claims, show that they are exaggerating them, or just lying. The insurance supplier reverts to being an insurer, generally, at the time of the final payout claim (the employer and insurer are back on the same side).
When you require a private WorkSafe investigation, WorkSafe investigator, WorkCover investigator, to investigate, rather evidence, confirm or deny a claim, or claimed restriction, to investigate suspected fraud, contact us. We can investigate site incidents, however Government investigators have authority, where there is a serious incident, or death.