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The Recorded Statement

Many insurance companies will telephone the injured worker immediately upon an accident being reported. The adjuster will say that the worker must give a recorded statement before he or she gets paid or receives medical treatment. This sounds innocent enough. However,...

Insurance Company Video Surveillance

In many cases, without the injured worker’s knowledge, insurance companies hire private investigators to follow the injured worker and conduct video surveillance over a period of several days. Often these private investigators will use vans and sit outside an...

The Nurse Case Manager

The spy for the insurance company The word “nurse” does not appear in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Nonetheless, there is no person, other than a patient’s doctor, that can so dramatically affect treatment than the nurse case manger. The use of the...
Waddell Testing

Waddell Testing

The principle test of insurance company doctors to say that an injured worker is faking his or her back pain Waddell’s signs are a group of physical signs, first described in a 1980 article in the medical journal, Spine, and named for the article’s...
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