Yet another construction worker with a back and knee injury was not getting better as expected. He said he couldn’t walk, lift, climb, etc. Rest and treatment did not help. (This is statistically improbable.)
Surveillance found the man driving 60 miles from his home to work at a construction site, an activity clearly inconsistent with his claimed disability. When we show the video to the doctor and then to the claimant, we often hear, “that’s not me”.
Like many cases, we can show that the subject was seen leaving the claimant’s home, driving a car registered in the claimant’s name and that he matched the physical description of the claimant. It certainly helps to hear others call out his name. The investigator surveilling this subject noted that he was wearing a t-shirt with his former employer’s logo on it. The case was closed, saving the company and insurer $80,000.