Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Discuss Surveillance of Injured WorkersFebruary 24, 2016
For employees who have incurred a work-related injury, it is in the realm of possibility that a private detective, hired by the Workers’ Compensation insurance company, will follow you, looking for evidence that can be used to deny your claim. In the world of Workers’ Compensation, this type of surveillance is happening more often than you might think. This is important to keep in mind when you are in the process of filing a claim, and consider contacting an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
Some of the tactics that a private detective might use include pretending to be a fellow patient in a waiting room and initiating a conversation with you about why you are seeing a doctor. Or a private detective might inconspicuously follow you and take pictures or video of you doing something that could jeopardize your claim. For example, if you have documented lumbar disc issues, and are videotaped jumping and cheering at a baseball game, this could be damaging evidence, even if you spent the next 10 days in bed.
It is important to keep in mind that this type of surveillance is quite common and think twice about pushing yourself physically and aggravating your work injury as it could negatively affect the financial compensation you will receive.
If you have been the victim of a work-related injury, contact Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We will walk you through every step of the claims process and make sure that your legal rights are protected. For a free case review, call us at 844-556-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.