If you were recently involved in an accident at work and are unable to return because of your injuries, you may either be getting ready to file or have already filed a workers' compensation claim. However, even after you have filed the claim and even started to receive checks in the mail, you still need to watch what you do as your employer could be watching closely to see if you may be faking your injuries. Once the file is claimed, make sure you avoid making the following mistakes.
1. Posting Pictures of Activities on Social Media
If you have several social media accounts, you may be in the habit of posting pictures of yourself, family, and friends participating in various activities. Since at this time you are not very active, you may be shown in these pictures as sitting down. Because you are not actively shown playing sports or even walking around the park, you may believe that you are safe to post them.
However, your employer and their representatives could be watching social media carefully to see what you are up to. Even if you are not actively participating, if you are in the pictures, the other side may try to claim that you are. These pictures could be used against you in an attempt to terminate your compensation or have your settlement denied.
2. Skipping Your Doctor or Therapy Appointments
Another mistake that you want to avoid at all costs is skipping any doctor or therapy appointments. Even if these appointments are set by your own lawyer or physician, you want to try to make every one of them and miss as few as possible.
Although you may believe that your medical information should be private, the documentation about your injuries will be available to your workplace's attorney and representing medical staff. If you miss too many appointments, they may say that you are not as hurt as you claim to be and try to have your claim dismissed or denied.
Avoiding the above mistakes can help keep you from doing anything that could give your employer reason to deny your claim, causing you to lose compensation for lost wages and medical bills. Before you do anything of which you are unsure, make sure you speak with an attorney who works at a workers' compensation law office so that you can gain legal advice as well as guidance on how to proceed.
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