We get this question from both existing client and potential clients from time to time. They usually tell us they feel like someone is following them.
When they ask us it is usually with the tone can you believe they are following me?
Well, unfortunately we see it more in workers’ compensation than we do in personal injury matters. The reason is simple, in workers’ compensation matters the insurance company approves and authorizes all medical treatment, so they know when and where you will be at certain points during a claim.
Often times if your doctor has taken you out of work or has you at light duty and the employer does not have light duty work, then the insurance company is likely paying your weekly checks. If they are paying you weekly checks there is a good chance they will send someone to follow you in hopes that you are caught doing something you should not physically be doing.
Safe to say, if you are injured follow the doctor’s orders and do not lift things because you think no one is around, and do not discuss your claim with your new friend in the lobby of your doctor’s office, he may just be an investigator following you around hoping you say something you should not say.