If your workers’ compensation claim is being disputed by your employer and/or the insurance company, the insurance company may send their employees or a third-party to gather evidence against you. They are attempting to find proof that some or all of your allegations are untrue or inaccurate. You may not be obligated to participate in such a process. You should speak to your attorney about it.
It can be unnerving when you notice that someone is tailing you every time you leave your home. However, all they are doing is observing your actions. They will take notes, photographs, and/or video, but they should not interact with you in any way so you can pretend they are not there. If you are not comfortable or feel unsafe, please do not confront them; call the police. Even small things can be construed as evidence that you are capable of working.
The insurance company may also question people you know including your friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors. By doing this, they are trying to find some information that they can use against you.
Social Media Posts
Anything that is posted to social media may be discoverable even if you have your settings restrict who can see your profile. For this reason, it is important to be careful about what you post, and you may want to consider not posting at all during your case. The insurance company may take posts and pictures out of context. For example, if you post pictures of a hiking trip you went on before your injury took place, they may claim that they were from after your injury. And, they will not only be looking at your profile but the profiles of your friends and family as well.
Contact Hillsberg Law
My name is Geoffrey Hillsberg, and I have been solely practicing workers’ compensation law in the State of Pennsylvania since 1995. If you have been injured on the job, please contact my law office today. I will fight for your right to compensation after a workplace injury.
The advice offered above is general in nature and may not be applicable to every case. Consultation with an attorney is highly recommended. Reliance on this advice does not represent the formation of an attorney-client relationship in the absence of a fee agreement with Mr. Hillsberg.