It’s quite possible.
Insurance companies will try basically anything to defeat a workers’ compensation claim, including paying a private investigator hundreds or even thousands of dollars to track, watch and record an injured worker’s activities. A skilled insurance lawyer can then use this evidence to build a case against a claimant that may eventually become too damaging to overcome. Unfortunately, it happens all the time – many times in cases where an injured employee has not had the benefit of visiting with a workers’ compensation lawyer about how the system works and the common tactics used by insurance companies to impair claims. I know all of the common tactics utilized by insurance companies to impair claims, including surveillance, because I used to be an insurance lawyer. That’s some pretty valuable experience to have in your corner.
By: Neal L. Hart, Attorney at Law