You’re sitting in your car, about to drive to your next doctor’s appointment after your workplace injury and you adjust your mirror. That’s when you see it: the unmarked white van parked across the street. You wouldn’t have thought twice about it, but suddenly you remember that you saw that same white van last week when you were hobbling out to pick up the mail. And was that same van at the pharmacy when you were picking up a refill on your pain medication prescription?
The thought enters your head, but you try to shake it off. You can’t shake off the growing feeling of unease, though, as you ask yourself — are you being spied on?
It’s a creepy thought, but rest assured, you are not being paranoid and you aren’t imagining it, either. If you think someone is spying on you after your workplace injury, you may very well be correct. Sadly, this is not only entirely legal, it’s actually par for the course for insurance companies to dispatch private investigators after employees have been injured and filed a workers’ comp claim.
Here’s the thing, though. No private investigator or insurance company will ever admit to doing something as petty or dirty as spying. Instead, they call it surveillance. And they will go out of their way to catch you doing something that they believe you are not supposed to be doing when you are in the midst of a workers’ comp claim. Most of the time, these private investigators will hang out around your house on days that you have a doctor’s appointment, trying to catch you doing anything that demonstrates to them that you are able-bodied. They will watch to see if you are picking anything up, bending, or otherwise acting healthy.
And you know what’s so sick about it? They will try to catch you on film doing these things, and they absolutely use it against you. Ohio is a one-party consent law, which means that anything you are doing in the public eye is open to be recorded without your permission. They can even record you in your home as long as they do not break in or film you doing anything that they could not otherwise see from the street.
If you have been injured, it is of the utmost importance that you call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769 for a free initial consultation. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is like navigating a minefield and the insurance companies will take anything you say or do as evidence that your claim is fraudulent. I, on the other hand, will make sure you get every single penny that you are owed due to your workplace injury and I will do it without asking for anything in return. Because I work on a contingency, my fee comes from a percentage of your compensation, so if you don’t get paid, then neither do I.
Workplace injuries can literally ruin your life. They can leave you in severe pain with a growing pile of medical bills and no way to pay them. You’re not just losing your current wages, you’re missing out on all of your future potential earnings. If you’ve been injured at work, I’ll work to not only make sure you get your compensation that you deserve for your pain and suffering, I’ll strive to change any of the policies that were in place that led to your injury. I’m not afraid of any business or corporations, big or small. With nearly forty years of experience, I take Big Cases and I get Big Results.
When I take your case, you will be given unlimited access to reach out to me. You’ll have my personal cell phone number so that you can call me 24/7 with any questions you may have. I know that you’re overwhelmed right now with doctor’s appointments and stress, so don’t worry about trying to track me down. I’ll come to you, whether you want me to meet you at the hospital, a café, or even in your own home.
If you’ve been injured at work and are in the middle of filing a claim, reach out to me right away. I’ll make sure you get the restitution you need, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
DISCLAIMER “Please understand the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with a preponderance of the evidence.”