Surveillance is often one of the most frustrating yet essential aspects of potentially fraudulent workers compensation cases. This is due largely to the fact that California work comp judges have set a precedent of “excusing” the fact that employees taking time off on a work comp injury may have “good days” as well as “bad days” on the road to recovery.

As experienced insurance brokers, we understand the role that good surveillance can play in a work comp claim — and that’s why we advocate for the selection of qualified surveillance contractors in order to help employers overcome the hurdles involved in accumulating admissible evidence to fight back against fraudulent claims.

Good surveillance begins with a good team.  You (the employer) must understand what the injury is, accumulate as much information as possible about the employee’s activities and have well-coordinated surveillance activity that coincides with film in order to have the resultant evidence deemed relevant by the judge.


Preparation and preventative action are the best defenses against fraudulent workers compensation claims. Armed with the proper risk management techniques, any employer can succeed in not only managing existing cases, but also preventing potentially dishonest or exaggerated claims in the future. Get our expert guide to the top 14 steps to prevent and manage fraud today – and set your company on the right track for fair, honest and justly served workers compensation.

Work Comp Fraud Buster’s “14 Steps to Prevent and Manage Fraud” covers the essential details you need to know about employee training, job description protocols, physician relationships, investigation tactics, return to work programs, proper claim representation, legal proceedings and more. To access the complete guide, contact us:

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Contact Jamie Reid or Gabe Erle today for a better understanding of how surveillance can play a vital role in your case.