In workers’ compensation, when we talk about surveillance we’re not talking about cold war tactics or a spy ring. Insurance companies and defense attorneys will often hire private investigators to follow injured employees. This is done in the hopes of catching the employee engaging in any activity that is inconsistent with the doctor’s restrictions.

Remember, if your physician sets out restrictions – lifting, walking, sitting, standing, running, etc. – follow those restrictions to the letter. If you participate in activities that exceed your restrictions, you may slow the healing process and you could get caught on tape.

Another aspect of surveillance in the 21st century is social media. Insurance companies and defense firms do not have to hire anyone to Google an employee or look at Facebook and Instagram posts. Posting pictures or stories that show you exceeding your restrictions can be just as damaging as the traditional video surveillance.

If you think you’re being watched or followed or you just have questions, it’s best to call the Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys at Hasner Law PC.

Contact the Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Hasner Law PC For Help

For more information, please contact the Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm of Hasner Law P.C. at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation today.

We serve in Fulton County, Chatham County, and its surrounding areas:

Hasner Law PC – Atlanta Law Office
2839 Paces Ferry Rd SE #1050
Atlanta, GA 30339
(678) 888-4878

Hasner Law PC – Savannah Law Office
221 W York St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-2334