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Is The Insurance Company Allowed To Follow Me Or Conduct Surveillance On Me

Yes.  Insurance companies frequently follow injured workers and even videotape injured workers to try to catch them doing activities that they claim they cannot do.  Insurance company investigators usually hide in vans or in bushes to try to catch injured workers doing physical activities. 

If a surveillance videotape clearly shows that you are not disabled or that you have lied to your physician or physicians about the level of activities you are able to perform, you likely will jeopardy your right to workers’ compensation benefits.  But there are circumstances in which you may not lose your right to these benefits even if you are caught performing some physical activities.  If the insurance company has conducted surveillance on you, you are entitled to obtain and view any surveillance videos of you before your case goes to court.  In addition, you are entitled to show any surveillance videos to your physician or physicians if an explanation for your activities is warranted.

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Seth Bader
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