The Impact of Social Media on Your Workers' Comp Claim
Whether you use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media outlet— making public announcements about your workplace injuries can derail your claim. While it may seem harmless to post pictures of your injury or share how you feel about it, your posts can be used against you. Social media is one of the latest surveillance tactics that insurance companies will use to get information about a claimant — especially if they are skeptical about the details of your injury. Here's what you need to know.
Don't Give The Insurance Company Ammunition
What you post on social media could be used as evidence against you. If your workers' compensation claim is being challenged, it's critical to refrain from sharing any details that could be misinterpreted as your injuries not being what you reported.
While you may think your profile is private and your whereabouts and social posts won't go past your social media circle, you can never be too sure. Insurance companies don't have to look at your profile for information. Any public photos or location check-ins that you're tagged in could give the insurance company more details than you want them to have. They will also look for holes in your claim to devalue or deny your compensation.
How To Safeguard Your Workers' Comp Claim
First, it's critical to keep the details of your workers' compensation claim private and off social media. It's even more critical to ensure you're not posting pictures of yourself doing activities against your doctor's orders. Any misleading statement you make on social media could cost you the compensation you deserve. Consider taking a break from social media until your workers' compensation case has settled and you've healed from your injuries.
When You Need a Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Sustaining an on-the-job injury is undoubtedly a devastating event. If you have been hurt at work, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim. Our experienced workers' compensation lawyers will fight the most challenging insurance companies to protect your rights so you can receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation.