In case you missed it, the December 2013 Investigative Division E-Newsletter was sent out last week. Highlights included actual screen shots from a surveillance investigation that resulted in a 114-a decision and a video message from CEO Mario Pecoraro about our Coverage Area Map and 2014 Calendar.
Details of 114a Decision Case
The Claimant had been classified with a marked permanent partial disability for a low back injury. However, Alliance was able to gather video surveillance evidence of the claimant doing all sort of activities including working on a roof!
It was determined from our video surveillance that the Claimant had only a “mild, residual disability” and that he had “greatly exaggerated his response to light touch during his medical examinations.”
A finding was made of 0% loss of wage earning capacity. The classification was rescinded and the carrier was instructed to suspend payments.