Written by attorney Edward John Rutyna

Beware! Workers' compensation Claimants and Social Media: a Goldmine for Investigators

If you have a pending workers' compensation claim, watch what you post on social media. Social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and the like, are a treasure trove for workers' compensation investigators and insurance examiners who are looking for a basis to discredit you and your claim.

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The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) administers workers' compensation benefits in California and runs the workers' compensation court system. Much information is available for injured workers at However, one cannot emphasize enough the importance of retaining an experienced workers' compensation attorney if one' claim has been denied or if the injury is significant. The other side is watching and investigating you. You will need an attorney who will both protect you during the discovery process and conduct discovery on your behalf.

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