Ty Wilson Law Podcast
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#187 Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer - When Should You Be Concerned If Your Company Will Send an Investigator?
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When should you be concerned that the insurance company is going to send an investigator to film you and follow you? Hello, my name is Ty Wilson. I’m a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney, practicing law in the state of Georgia. And our topic for today is, “When should you–as the injured worker be concerned that they will send and hire a private investigator to follow you based on your work injury?” 

Well, typically speaking, it's a very expensive process, first of all, for them to hire an investigator. And so a lot of times, if they're not paying any income benefits, there's a good chance that they may or may not be following you. The more that they are paying you and trying to get you back to work, and you may say, “Hey, I can't work. I can't do that job.” “I can't do what you're asking me to do.” They may send an investigator then to try to catch you doing something that you're saying you cannot do. 

Their goal, obviously, is to cut your checks off and to get you back to work and try to close out the claim as best as they can. So you should be more concerned about it, if you're sitting at home and you're getting income benefits or weekly checks and there's really nothing going on with your medical care. If it's something that's being delayed by the insurance company, that's one thing. But if it's just kind of lingering and there doesn't seem to be any improvement in your medical condition, that's going to set up some red flags that the insurance company is going to say, “Let's check him out or her out. And Let's see if they're really stuck at home doing nothing for eight to 10 hours a day.” 

That would be when they would likely hire someone to check out what's going on. Anytime you're in the public, they can film you. If they come up on your property, it's always recommended that you ask them to leave. And if they'd be, contact the police to get them off your private property. However, most of them are respectful and they know where the line is drawn and usually do not cross it. We hope that information has been helpful. We hope you'll come check out our other videos. If you have any questions, let us know. Thanks.

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