Everyone has heard of these cases, we have seen lots of them here at : the ones where a person (the claimant) has slipped or fallen and claims to have injured themselves in a restaurant or store. What you might not know is that there is a huge contingent of repeat claimants.
One of the first things an insurance company does when it receives a claim is to run the claimant through an industry database of all insurance claims filed. Only people in the insurance industry have access to that database and when a person comes up as a repeat or a serial claimant that throws up a huge red flag. Many insurance companies and companies who are self-insured have special investigative units (SIUs), but [...]