SURVEILLANCE (SUB-ROSA) INVESTIGATIONS
RED FLAGS – It’s time to consider Surveillance (Sub-Rosa) Investigation when:
- The claimant secured an attorney prior to or immediately after seeking medical attention.
- Subjective complains that prevent the claimant from returning to his usual and customary employment.
- Any 100% disability.
- Any complaints when your doctor feels the claimant is malingering or exaggerating.
- Any time the claimant does not appear to be home during normal working hours, or is very difficult to contact.
- The claimant has dirty hands or clothing when going to their doctors appointment or picking up their check.
- The claimant has had restricted use of any of their extremities over a period of months and there is no atrophy.
- The claimant appears to be much more restricted than what his/her physical complaints are.
- The claimant nor his/her spouse is working, but their life style indicates otherwise.
- The claimant appears fit, trim, and tanned.
- An activity check indicates the claimant is active or employed.
- Temporary disability has exceeded six weeks.
- You have information the claimant is about to move.
- An anonymous tip indicates the claimant is working, faking, exaggerating, etc.
- You have information that the claimant is typically a very active person when it comes to sports or other activities.