Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media and Your Workers’ Compensation Case

The Epstein Law Firm recently had a workers’ compensation client that placed a photo of himself on Facebook that could have jeopardized his workers’ compensation case. Every workers’ compensation claimant should understand that the insurance companies, their attorneys, and investigators have access to social media. The insurance company is looking for reasons to stop a claimants benefits. The claimant is doing the insurance company a favor by posting pictures on Facebook and Twitter. Remember, anything on social media is available to the insurance company to use against the claimant. Do not do the insurance companies any favors—stop posting on social media regarding activities while off work due to a work-related problem. If you have any additional questions regarding this or any other workers’ compensation issue, please call Jack Epstein at the Epstein Law Firm in Chicago, Illinois.


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