Workers' Compensation - Can the insurance company follow me?
Insurance companies have increasingly been hiring private investigators in order to potentially invalidate workers' compensation claims. While arguably unethical, this practice is currently still legal in the State of Florida.
If your injuries are only minor and do not require an extensive amount of time off of work, it is unlikely that the insurance company will investigate you. Should you be majorly injured however, it is safe to assume that they may.
Private investigators may place you under surveillance at any day of the week, at any time. However, they are only permitted to monitor you in public places. They are not permitted to monitor you inside of your own home. If you have suspicion that they may be doing so, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately.
If you believe you may be under surveillance, do not discuss your daily activities with coworkers or strangers. You should also be aware that the private investigator may interview your friends, family, acquaintances, or people you generally know in their search for information.
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If you were injured on the job, notify your employer as soon as possible and contact The Hoffman Firm within 30 days of the incident to discuss your case. Your employer or the insurance company should notify you of your rights and provide treatment through a workers’ compensation physician.
Make sure you keep track of any and all documentation you receive during this time. You should document when the accident happened, the type of injury you suffered, who you notified at your place of employment, and when the notification was made.
If you or a family member were injured at work, contact The Hoffman Firm today. Please do not hesitate to call us and schedule a free consultation. There are; NO FEES or COSTS unless you win. What are you waiting for? Call us at (305) 940-2307 today for a FREE consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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