When you suffer a workplace injury, it’s important that you be honest with your Richmond attorney amid settling your workers’ comp claim. If you misrepresent your activity level, your dishonesty could ruin your credibility and damage your claim.
Be advised that a workers’ comp doctor or physical therapist will sometimes give fake diagnostic tests to injured workers to determine if an injury is being faked. To protect yourself, put your best effort forward. On the other hand, be careful to avoid stating that you can do any kind of activity that you can’t.
Although you may be eager to return to work, you risk making an injury worse if it is not thoroughly healed. We understand that you are paid more when you are working than when you are receiving workers’ comp, but your health and well-being should be priority.
It’s also important that you avoid posting anything on social media sites that could misrepresent your injury. If you post a picture of yourself snow skiing when you’re supposed to have a torn ligament in your knee, that picture could be used against you, even if it’s several months old.
A Virginia Workers’ Compensation law firm can provide you with more advice on protecting your credibility and your workers’ comp claim.
Contact a Richmond Attorney for Help Settling a Workers’ Comp Claim
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia Workers’ Compensation law firm can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.