Hire a Labor Attorney
It is estimated that Worker’s Compensation Claims Fraud occurs in at least 30%-40% of the claims presented to the Insurance Carriers throughout the United States. Most of these fraudulent claims end up whereby the injured employee has an attorney that has been hired to help prosecute this claim in order to give more credibility and to improve their chances of receiving an increased award from the Insurance Company.
You need to be very thoughtful when you are in the process of hiring employees… If your gut tells you, things don’t feel right, don’t hire that person.
Ask your Labor Attorney
Secondly, there are a number of questions you can ask the applicant that do not violate the restrictive laws on such inquiries that will give you a further insight to this person who is attempting to gain employment. Also, in some instances, you have the ability after you have made a tentative hiring offer to find out if the applicant has any obstacles to performing the normal duties of the job. If there are obstacles and before you give any response to the applicant with a firm offer this is the time YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR LABOR ATTORNEY to discuss this very delicate issue.
In other words, do a better job of interviewing, checking references, seeking information from prior employers, verifying the statements made on the employment application with educational institutions or other parties to see if the applicant is being truthful.
That’s the way it is in the employment world.
With good health to you.