L&W Investigations celebrates the opening of its 50th territory and beyond

Against all frauds

June 11, 2008 // Franchising.com // WESTBOROUGH, MA-For most franchises, opening up your 50th territory represents a significant milestone. For L&W Investigations, a private investigations firm, specializing in insurance fraud, the recent opening of its 50th territory-followed shortly by 51 and 52- means a little more as it further establishes the company's unique approach and offering.

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.

"Opening our 50th territory means several things to me. First, we can offer an even greater level of service to our clients because we have a network of offices across the U.S. and in Canada and Puerto Rico. Second, that people from a variety of backgrounds see a franchise opportunity in which they can be extremely successful while helping to fight an epidemic known as insurance fraud- something with associated costs around $120 billion per year," said Neal Lyons, CEO and chairman of L&W Investigations, Inc.

With now 55 locations nationwide, the six-year-old company typically employs three to eight investigators at each office. L&W investigators specialize in investigating insurance fraud cases and each goes through extensive training and has access to the most state-of-the-art surveillance equipment.

L&W's service offerings include:

  • Surveillance

  • Statements

  • Activity/Disability Checks

  • Asset/background investigations

  • Medical audits/clinic inspections


"Our client base consists of global, multi-billion dollar companies and we treat them as such. That goes for everything from online access to status reports on investigations, to rush services at no extra charge. Increasing our territories beyond 50 offices simply enhances the level of service we already offer," said Lyons.

For more information on L&W Investigations, Inc, you can call their corporate offices at (508) 616-9370 or visit the Web site at www.lwinvestigations.com

Not your everyday investigations firm

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.

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