Unparalleled investigative services include, but are not limited to:
However, the most deadly, the Edmond tragedy was not the first episode of its kind in this period. In just the previous three years, four postal employees were killed by present or former coworkers in separate shootings in Johnston, South Carolina; Anniston, Alabama; and Atlanta, Georgia. The shock of the Edmond killings raised public awareness to the kind of incident now most commonly associated with the phrase “workplace violence”—murder or other violent acts by a disturbed, aggrieved employee or ex-employee against coworkers or supervisors.
Risk Management Services
In the event of crimes involving theft or fraud, Tri-Starr can provide detailed, in-depth investigations to uncover the facts in a given situation. If our investigation reveals a need for civil or criminal prosecution, we will assist you to see the case through to conclusion, including supporting the arrest of the perpetrators, evidence gathering and courtroom testimony, if necessary.
Competitive Intelligence Programs
In this day and age, some people are just not who they say they are or appear to be. Occasionally there are situations that require that added precaution of verification of an individual’s background to ensure that you know the facts. Tri-Starr Investigations, Inc. can assist you in not only confirming information provided about an individual’s background, but will also help you in discerning the truth. Tri-Starr can and will use all legal resources available to help you make an informed decision.
SpeciaSpecial Investigative Unit ( SIU )
Worker's Compensation Investigations
Fraudulent Worker’s Compensation claims are hazardous to the financial health of your company.
In situations where you suspect that an employee is not as injured as they claim to be, Tri-Starr Investigations, Inc. can perform all investigative phases necessary to help you discern the truth. Our company will thoroughly review the case upon request and, if necessary locate, interview and obtain statements from witnesses to reported accidents. We then provide your company with a fully documented report of the injury and the facts.
If frauIf fraud is suspected, the claimant’s activities can be discretely monitored and recorded when necessary. This information and evidence is then provided to aid your company in settling false claims and avoiding needless cash outflows which decrease your company’s profitability.
Worker's Compensation Claim Evaluation
Did you know there is an abundance of information available on claimants? If gathered accurately and placed in an orderly investigative report this information can be very useful to the claim handler. During our 24 year history in assisting insurance companies we believe this report alone should be the very first investigative inquiry performed on all Lost Time Claims. It certainly provides the claims adjuster an insight of the injured person.
Claims adjusters and defense attorneys have given our Worker’s Compensation Claims Evaluation great reviews. To them, it’s a MUST in assessing Lost Time Claims. One of the many benefits a Worker’s Compensation Claims Evaluation provides is information to enable an informed decision as to whether to send the claim to an investigative company for surveillance. Upfront, this evaluation eliminates the need for our clients to spend any additional time or money in gathering information regarding the claimant. This concise report can be used to conduct any type of further investigation.
Many claimants are found to be illegal aliens and many claimants are found to be residing at locations other than what they have provided to the insurance company and their employer. Often, claimants who plan to milk the system, use an alias in their attempt to avoid being recognized during a Previous Claim Search Inquiry. This is where we shine. Our Worker’s Compensation Claims Evaluation is a multi-level, national comprehensive inquiry that actually cross references all information in order to secure the true identity of the claimant as well as his place of residence. Our reports have been credited in identifying numerous individuals who have filed insurance claims using bad social security numbers as well as aliases. Our report identifies Lost Time Claims filed by female claimants under their maiden name as well as using their spouse’s social security number.
Some claimants have extensive criminal histories too, not just in the state where the claim has been filed but in other states as well. Our report, which is a national inquiry, can help identify these arrests and convictions.
As I mentioned above, Tri-Starr’s Workers Compensation Claims Evaluation is a multi-layered, national comprehensive database search. The report is completed by a trained investigator using several national commercial databases. The investigator is trained to look for signs of potential fraud, i.e. bogus information, and cross reference that information in order to secure and provide the claims handler the very best quality of information. The information we obtained is public record and does not require an authorized release from the subject of the inquiry.
The Tri-Starr’s Workers Compensation Claims Evaluation includes the following:
- National Comprehensive Social Security Trace Report
- Resident History Address Verification
- Telephone Number Verification
- Vehicle Ownership
- County, Statewide and National Criminal History Inquiry
- Civil Cases, including Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgments
- Previous and Present Claim Searches
- Legal Resident Status
This is a report you cannot afford to be without.
When comparing cost for an investigation of this level, you can expect to pay between $500 to $700. We have made it affordable. Our cost, including the investigative time and all databases expenses is $250 per-report. Returned to you within 24 hours.
And we have made it easy and simple to do business with us. We require no contract or start up fees. All you have to do to get a report is provide the following claimant information:
- Name of Claimant
- Social Security Number
- Resident Address
- Date Of Birth
- Claim Number
Examination Under Oath ( EUO )
Life & Health Claims Services
Claims Compensability/On-Site Investigations
Fire and Explosive Investigation
Property Claims Investigations
Liability Claims Investigations
When a workers’ compensation injury is caused by a negligent third party (other than the employer), the injured worker has the right to sue the wrongdoer for damages in civil court. The employer or insurance carrier also has subrogation interest – a right of recovery against the negligent party. In such instances, there are 2 critical situational components to remember in determining if subrogation is warranted:
Unlike workers’ compensation, which is a no-fault system, in the civil arena the employer or insurer must show that the third party was at fault in order to recover claim costs.
If the employer’s negligence is determined to be a causal factor, their rights to recovery will be reduced proportionately.