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Be Careful—You Could Be on Candid Camera!!

Don’t Let Workers’ Compensation Investigators Ruin Your Claim with Video Footage!

Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

When you have been hurt on the job, you can’t count on your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance provider to step forward and make certain you get the benefits you need and to which you are entitled. In fact, because your employer and their insurers have a vested interest in paying as little as possible to settle your claim, you can expect that they’ll spend some time and money trying to disprove or diminish your claim. One of the most common ways to do that is to obtain clandestine video footage of you engaging in some activity that suggests your injury is either not severe or bogus.

There’s a simple way to avoid this problem—be honest from the get-go. Don’t ever try to make your injury more—or less—than it actually is. If you exaggerate the severity of your injury, you’ll have to be constantly on your guard, so that you don’t forget that you’re supposed to be injured, and end up doing something that belies your claim. If you haven’t exaggerated or fabricated your injury, you can usually just live your life as limited by the injury and you’ll be fine.

It’s also important, though, to understand that this is no time to be strong or brave, or to worry about not pulling your weight. You have been hurt and you need to accept that, and acknowledge that you need time to heal. That will most likely include abstaining from some or many of the common activities of your life. You don’t have to be locked in your house…just make certain that you abide by the restrictions that your doctor establishes.

Don’t Ruin Your Workers’ Compensation Claim with Video Evidence

Experienced Queens |NYC | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our reputation for effective advocacy, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.

To learn more about the full scope of our practice, see our practice area overview page.

Pyrros & Serres LLP

Queens | NYC | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

About The Author

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.