Find Out the Best Way to Prevent a Fraudulent Claim

ICW Group’s 7-part training series, Work Comp Fraud: Spot it & Stop it, provides information and resources to help you prevent workers’ compensation fraud and mitigate the likelihood that a fraudulent claim will emanate from their workforce.

A common theme across the installments of the training series is a simple one: the best way to prevent a fraudulent claim is to prevent the injury from ever occurring in the first place. Seems self-explanatory, but this simple idea could be one of the most powerful tools in an employer’s fraud-fighting arsenal.  

When legitimate injury turns to fraud

The key is recognizing that not all fraudulent claims start that way. Legitimate injury incidents can evolve into an attempt to extend a claim or exaggerate injury complaints aimed at inflating a claim. Whether it be financial pressures, bad advice from peers, or enticing attorney advertisements on TV, a legitimate claim can later become fraudulent. So how do you reduce that risk?  By improving the safety protocols, equipment, and standards of your workforce. 

ICW Group’s Risk Management team partners with ICW Group policyholders to reduce injuries and create a culture of safety. As an ICW Group policyholder, you have access to all the tools and resources needed to develop a safer work environment for your employees. We partner with you to create a culture of safety in your company that results in everyone, at all levels, working together to adopt, implement and uphold the highest safety standards.

We also offer preventable safety materials through our online safety management and training system Safety OnDemand. Here you can find over 5,000 safety resources with hundreds of topics in Spanish and English. Watch a short video about how helpful Safety OnDemand can be to your injury prevention strategy. 

Want more information about how to improve your workplace safety, thereby preventing fraudulent claims in the process? Check out our full suite of resources.

Christopher Dill
Christopher Dill
Christopher Dill is the Special Investigations Unit Director at ICW Group Insurance Company. A Fraud Claims Law Specialist designee, he was a recipient of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s Investigation of the Year Award for his significant contribution to the successful resolution of “Operation Back Lash” – one of the largest workers’ compensation health care bribery schemes ever uncovered in San Diego County. Christopher has participated in over 30 criminal cases surrounding medical and legal providers attempting to defraud the Workers’ Compensation system. Christopher’s approach to insurance fraud investigations is a holistic one. From preventative education campaigns, to data analytics, to time tested investigative, and intelligence gathering techniques, it is Christopher’s belief that a multi-faceted approach to insurance fraud is necessary to a successful defense.

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