Private investigators are hired by insurance companies to follow people who make workers’ comp claims and when a person can stop worrying about this violation of privacy.
Insurance companies routinely hire private investigators to follow people who make workers’ comp claims. They are looking for any evidence that a claim might not be legitimate. Photos and video are often taken out-of-context to dispute claims. Clients often wonder if they can stop worrying about surveillance after a workers’ comp settlement in Michigan. We tell our clients you can stop worrying immediately after the redemption has been approved by the magistrate and the 15-day appeal period has ended.
Settlement is an attractive option for many people on workers’ comp. It allows them to be free of the insurance company and they no longer have to be constantly looking over their shoulder. They can do their own medical treatment and vocational rehabilitation without delay or interference. They can get a new job and move on with their life. Money can be used for any purpose including paying off debt or retirement. In Michigan, surveillance after a workers’ comp settlement is extremely rare and should not occur after the 15-day appeal period has ended.
All settlements must be approved by a magistrate at a redemption hearing. A determination must be made that a settlement is just and proper under the circumstances. There is a 15-day appeal period where either side can ask for a settlement to be reversed based upon new information. We recommend hiring an experienced attorney to make sure the process is done correctly.
Can you be under surveillance after a workers’ comp settlement in Michigan?
In Michigan, it is extremely rare to be under surveillance after a workers’ comp settlement. This would only happen if the insurance company thought a claim was fraudulent during the 15-day appeal period. During this time, it is possible to reverse a settlement based upon new information.
When does workers’ comp start surveillance in Michigan?
In Michigan, workers’ comp can start surveillance immediately after notice of a workplace accident. Insurance companies are notorious for hiring private investigators to follow people who make workers’ comp claims. We have even seen claims adjusters make snap decisions about claims just based upon what has been posted on social media in the past.
Workers’ comp surveillance tactics.
Some of the surveillance tactics used by private investigators who are hired by workers’ comp insurance companies are following people while they are running errands or going to medical appointments; sitting outside a person’s house recording video through open garage doors and windows; and reviewing social media posts
Avoiding workers’ comp surveillance after a settlement.
In Michigan, there really is no need to avoid surveillance after a workers’ comp settlement. We tell our clients that once a redemption has been approved and the 15-day appeal period is over, they can stop worrying about surveillance after settlement. They are free to get a new job and continue their lives however they see fit.
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