Investigate Workcover Mental Injury Claim, Psychological Injury
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A psychological injury claim may arise out of another injury claim, where a mental injury is claimed as a further injury. Some such claims are easily verified, especially where the associated physical injury is a permanent disfigurement, and the negotiation is around the size of the claim and the impact on daily life and engagement (displayed restrictions of mental injury). Some claims appear more spurious, in that a person may claim something like an inability to drive as a result of a traffic accident; generally, driving a vehicle is a basic fact of life for many people, so this may be a claim that needs testing, especially after a period of time. Some claims for mental illness may be due to long periods of exposure to stressors (e.g. emergency services), which have been noted to produce something once known as burn out, but now known as post traumatic stress. A similar thing, once called shell shock, is now known to be an actually physical brain injury with identifiable features. Some people claim stand alone mental injuries after they are physically healed, this may or may not be true; each case is unique, and where the claim appears illogical, or untruthful for other reasons, it requires investigating.
The obstacle to investigating surrounding circumstances to a claim can be an allegation that the investigation of claimed circumstances, or other witnesses to an event or claimed incident can increase the distress of the claimant; this then becomes a catch 22 in that the employer cannot conduct an overt investigation, without being accused of making the claimed injury worse!?
This leaves either discreet investigations, or covert surveillance, as the options for some claims. Where the claim is for a substantial amount, a total and permanent psychological injury Workers Compensation claim, usually referred to as a Workcover claim (in reality two claims, an insurance claim and a civil suite), as well as the years of income support until such judgement, then the need to verify the claimed restrictions becomes more urgent.
A private investigator surveillance investigation is designed to not be intrusive, to not cause harm, as the intention is to observe and record activity of the subject, without either contact with the subject nor the subject becoming aware of the observation. Some surveillance subject's are warned by their legal representative, or even their insurance worker rehabilitation manager, that they may be put under surveillance; for a person with a real mental injury this can also exacerbate the problem, without the employer actually doing anything, as paranoia cuts in.
The paranoia of mental illness can be triggered by non-work related matters such as domestic stresses, drug use, previous incidents in a persons life, over involvement in external activities (including internet all night), but may still be claimed against the employer. The gathering of evidence relating to these matters can be painstaking, or risky to the private investigator (especially for drug related activities, and/or people with a propensity for violence).
When you need assistance with an employee making a mental injury claim, a psychological damage claim, a Workers Compensation or Workcover claim, we are an experienced private investigator service, contact us for a free quote.