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Butte Work Injury Lawyer: Are You Being Watched and Recorded?

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For some of our readers, it may be a new and relatively frightening concept; other readers will probably know someone who has dealt with the situation personally (if they haven’t dealt with it themselves).

Chances are if your Butte workers’ compensation claim is expensive for your employer’s insurance provider—if, for example, your claim is upwards of 70% permanent disability—the carrier is going to attempt to capture you on video doing something that will discredit your testimony. They’ll do it without your permission or knowledge.

So long as the investigator only tapes you in situations where you don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy, like shopping at a grocery store or on your way to the doctor. It’s permissible evidence for the defense.

You might feel a little paranoid when you first learn about this. That’s why it’s important to find a balance: keep the possibility in mind, but don’t let it stop you from living your life. Don’t hole up in the basement, black out all the windows, or stop talking to your friends.

Often, video of a claimant going about basic activities won’t hold up in court. It’s only when the camera catches you illegally performing sustained work activities outside of the range you’ve described in your deposition that you’ll not only have a problem but a felony on your hands.

So remember:  When you leave the house, act like you are being recorded. You may very well be.

If you’re a California worker struggling to get your rightful compensation dollars for a workplace injury and have concerns about a carrier recording you, review your case with a knowledgeable Butte worker’s compensation attorney at the Ledgerwood Law Group today. Call 888-761-7383. Our informative report, The Northern California Workers’ Compensation Survival Manual, is yours FREE for the asking.

Category: Worker's Compensation

Thomas Ledgerwood
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