Hello, I’m Henry Teich at Grimes Teich Anderson.
I want to talk with you today about why insurance companies do surveillance in some worker’s
compensation cases. Nobody likes to think that the private investigator is taking video
of them or checking their Facebook or Twitter account but surveillance is a fact of life
in some workers’ compensation cases. It’s done for several reasons. The insurance adjuster
may want to see how active you are given your injuries or if you’re working. Usually the
video just confirms what you and your doctor are saying about you. You don’t need to worry
too much about it. But remember your doctor has provided you with work restrictions and
made it clear what activities are safe for you so keep within those work restrictions
during your daily activities. Skilled investigators should be unobtrusive but sometimes they’re
not — if you feel threatened or uneasy for any reason call local law enforcement. Surveillance
should never be harassment of you, your family, or your neighborhood. If you have any question
about workers’ compensation please call. Thanks.