March 31, 2008 // Franchising.com // - L&W Investigations, the foremost private investigations franchise specializing in insurance fraud, will be exhibiting for the first time at the 17th International Franchise Expo (IFE), sponsored by the International Franchise Association (IFA), at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC April 11-13, 2008.
L&W Investigations is not your typical private investigations firm because it works exclusively on fraudulent workers compensation, disability, liability, auto and property claims for organizations ranging from insurance companies to third-party administrators, self-insured companies to law firms and municipalities. And while traditional investigations firms look to former law enforcement types, L&W actively pursues franchise candidates with executive and management experience who have the business savvy and people skills needed to run a business and manage a team of investigators.
"The costs associated with insurance fraud are about $120 billion per year according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. That's more than an epidemic, that's a plague and it requires a more sophisticated, regional and national approach like what L&W can offer through our nationwide network of franchisees,"Â said Neal Lyons, CEO and chairman of L&W Investigations.
L&W Investigations"™ offerings include:
L&W Investigations will be exhibiting at Booth #423 at the IFE from April 11th through April 13th, in the Washington Convention Center at
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington DC.
"L&W Investigations offers a franchise opportunity like no other here at the IFE show""a private investigations firm specializing in insurance fraud,"Â said Steve Butler, franchise owner, L&W Los Angeles. "Besides being a unique franchise offering, you don"™t need a day of experience in private investigations to be successful. I know in my own case, the skills I used in my career as an HR executive are a perfect fit in running my franchise and I know other people with sales and management experience can also look at L&W and see a great fit for the experience and skills they bring to the table."Â
The International Franchise Association is the world's largest trade group representing the franchise sector, whose members span 75 different industries and have operations in more than 100 countries. International Franchise Expo (IFE) is one of the world's premier annual franchise expo's. Showcasing hundreds of franchise concepts and covering a vast array of industries at all investment levels, the IFE is sponsored by the IFA and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
With 55 offices, L&W Investigations, Inc. specializes in fraudulent insurance claims. In addition to nationwide coverage, L&W investigators are highly trained specialists equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance technologies and other advanced systems to provide second-to-none results and service. That includes online case status reports, video delivery by digital download or CD, DVD or VHS tape, rush services at no extra charge and much more.
L&W Investigations are located across the U.S. and the Hawaiian Islands as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. Franchise locations are still available and the company has set a manageable growth plan at 15 new units per year.
For additional information, visit the Web site at www.lwinvestigations.com or contact L&W's corporate headquarters located in Westborough, Massachusetts, at (508) 616-9370.