If you have a pending workers’ compensation claim against your employer, what you post on social media, or what your friends post about you, could hurt your claim. Depending on your employer’s usual practices and the size of your claim, your employer may conduct an in-depth investigation of you that could include reviewing your activity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms for evidence your claim is fraudulent.
Workers’ compensation fraud occurs when you submit a claim when you were not actually injured, or your injury did not occur at work. There are various types of things you can post to social media that an employer can use to try to prove your claim is fraudulent in such case. (more…)