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Workers’ comp: Facebook ‘evidence’ can be used

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in Compensation and Benefits,Human Resources

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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Kyle April 6, 2012 at 7:30 am

WC companies are getting more and more serious about fraudulent claims. There is now a company the specializes in mounting web cams in a claimants neighborhood in an effort to catch them mowing the yard. Roofing the house. This will help bring WC rates down for us all.

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