Can the Workers’ Compensation Bureau Conduct Surveillance?


When you apply for workers’ compensation, you need to accurately report your injuries and provide documentation as requested. The Workers’ Compensation Bureau (WCB), rightfully, wants to be sure that it is paying benefits only to those who are actually hurt, not anyone looking to take advantage of the system.

To this end, the WCB conducts investigations if suspicious circumstances arise involving someone receiving workers’ comp. This naturally leads to the question, “how far can the state go to investigate those who are receiving benefits?”

In the video below, Al Carlson addresses this question.

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