How do you know this is an investigator?
Can somebody please help me understand the thinking when it comes to hiring investigators and what they can and cannot do? I am on my fourth investigator/PI
An investigator would never blow his cover, if he even suspicions you've discovered him - he'll terminate the investigation.
The reason being once the target knows he's being watched, he'll play to the camera - the investigation has lost it's integrity.
From what you're describing, I doubt this has anything to do with your claim, if it is an investigator it's for other reasons.
The carrier won't assign surveillance for longer than a few days, it's too expensive - they sure won't waste money on four investigators.
As a rule, they'll hire an investigator to validate your claim at the final stage, pre settlement or if they believe your claim is fraudulent.
People need to be careful around their neighbors, sometimes these investigators will offer them money if they can get an incriminating picture or offer information that can hurt your claim.
Never announce that you have an open comp claim or share facts about your case with anyone - most people have no use for someone claiming disability, they'll burn you in a heartbeat.
In the future, call the cops whenever anyone is acting suspicious in your area, don't assume it's an investigator.
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