The simple answer to this question is ABSOLUTELY! If you are claiming you were injured on the job and a doctor has either taken you completely out of work or has you on light duty with certain work restrictions, you are required to comply with your doctor’s instructions.
If you are not injured and continue to proceed with your workers compensation claim that is fraud and can and should get you in a lot of trouble. It is a good idea not to be doing anything that would re-injure yourself either via video or through your updates on any of the social media sites.
It is well documented that Facebook and all other social networking sites can be easily accessed, and then potentially an investigator could access your account and more importantly your post. More importantly, is the fact that the information could be requested during litigation, and depending upon how a Judge may rule there always a possibility that the social networking site would have to turn over all information from your account.
Knowing this fact, are you comfortable with what is posted on your sites? I encourage you to read the attached article that is full of information where people have had their Facebook and other social networking sites pages pulled to easily dig into the personal life just to controvert an insurance claim. Think the insurance company is playing?
This is fair game, so when you think you want to be popular on any of the social networking sites, realize that this could come back to haunt you! Read the attached article and post your thoughts.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.