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Workers’ comp: Facebook ‘evidence’ can be used

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When an Arkansas employee tried to get workers’ comp benefits due to a back injury, the administrative law judge found there was no medical evidence to support the claim. One strike against the worker: photos on Facebook that seemed to show him moving fine while drinking and partying.

He argued that the photos shouldn’t be allowed as evidence, saying they have nothing to do with his medical treatment. But the judge disagreed, allowing the photos as evidence, noting that they “could have a bearing on (the employee’s) credibility.” (Clement v. Johnson’s Warehouse Showroom, AR Court of Appeals, 2012)

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