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Preventing Workers' Compensation Fraud
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  1. 1. I nvestor Newslette r Preventing Workers' Compensation Fraud During The Hiring Process Workers' compensation fraud is a significant drain on a company's time and resources. With a workers' comp background check coupled with a criminal record check, companies can avoid being the target of a scam. Workers' compensation fraud is estimated to occur in one out of four claims, resulting Don't be misled into thinking that every in billions lost in premiums, taxes, and person who has filed a claim is looking to expenses every year. There are people scam a company and get paid through a who are willing to fake injuries and claims in fraudulent case. However, seeing a long order to illegally collect compensation. One history of claims, especially ones that have of the most effective ways for companies to been denied or investigated, should throw protect themselves is during the hiring up a massive red flag for human resources process with a workers' comp background personnel to spot. check to filter out questionable applicants. Always be mindful of each person's unique The workers' compensation program works situation. A string of accidents at a previous very well to limit a company's liability and to job would lead to a record of claims and create a safety net for workers. However, they would all be legitimate. The best way when scams and fraud undermine the to handle this type of information is to bring system, everyone loses in the end to rising it up during an interview to hear the other premiums and expenses. side of the story. Hiring personnel can also dig deeper to obtain more information Spotting Scams Beforehand - before they make a decision. Workers' Comp Background Check Searching Deeper With A Criminal Record Check Records pertaining to all compensation cases are available through the Americans A criminal record check is an excellent tool with Disabilities Act; the act provides a to combine with an individual's history of an individual’s work-related compensation history. If a clear pattern of injuries that includes dates of accidents, fraud and illegal activity becomes evident, nature of injuries, and if the claim was than the person applying for the position upheld or denied by the state authority. By might very well be looking to perpetuate obtaining a workers' comp background fraud. It is a safe assumption that a worker check, employers have a chance to spot with compensation claims and a clear questionable applicants before they enter a criminal record check is most likely a safe company. bet. The red flag here would be a
  2. 2. What Hiring Managers Should Do With Background Criminal Checks corresponding criminal record combined with a dubious compensation history. This type of candidate might not be actively looking to defraud the system. However, poor records can be indicative of a poor work attitude. An unsafe or uncaring employee is a liability to a company and all of their fellow workers. A person willing to live off of this system rather than being a hard worker would probably not add significant value to a business. During the hiring process, workers' comp background checks and criminal record checks are effective tools to filter out undesired applicants. Hiring personnel armed with this information are able to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their companies and colleagues. is an author for AccuScreen, the industry leader in workers' comp background checks since 1994. AccuSCreen also provides in depth criminal record checks.

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