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How Social Media Use Affects Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Aug. 20, 2019

There are a lot of things that can affect your workers’ compensation claim and your right to compensation for your work-related injuries. How you follow up with the doctor, follow restrictions and limitations issued by the doctor, and how the accident happened can all affect your claim and compensation. Other factors can also affect it, however, including social media. Here’s how.

Personal Activities

People who “check in” at locations they visit are inviting workers’ compensation companies to disbelieve their injuries. You could be following all limitations and restrictions while at the beach, but they don’t know that. If they see that you are at the beach while you are supposed to be at home recovering, it could affect your ability to be paid for that time off.

Your Words Can Be Used Against You

Your personal activities can harm your claim in other ways as well. If you post details about what happened at work to cause the injury, or if you talk about the progress of the claim, all of this can be used against you by the insurance company. Rather than worrying about making sure you don’t say the wrong thing, it is best to avoid talking about your accident, recovery, and claim until it is over.

If you are in the midst of a workers’ compensation claim and you are worried that your social media use might be impacting your case, contact us today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.