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How Facebook Can Affect Your San Diego Work Injury Claim

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how facebook can affect your san diego work injury claim

"Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving." - James E. Faust

When it comes to your Injury Case, always tell the truth about the extent of your injuries. Exaggerating injuries about your case will only make things worse for you. You have to tell the truth or your case will be thrown out.

In todays world, we are attempted to share everything we do and live for on facebook. While this may be beneficial for your social life, this is the WORST thing you can do if you are injured on the job. Always be honest. Always tell the truth. And never post anything that will come back to bite you.


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California is a no-fault workers’ compensation state, meaning that you do not have to prove that the injury you sustained was your own fault or the fault of someone else. What you do have to prove, however, is that you really were injured on the job and that your injury is preventing you from being able to return to work.

That is why it is absolutely imperative to be completely honest with your San Diego County work injury lawyer at all times, especially when it comes to the extent of your injuries. The attorneys at Turley Law Firm understand that it can be very easy and tempting to exaggerate a work injury, but the consequences of what you may deem a “white lie” can be very serious.

There have been many cases where a California worker claims to be seriously injured, only to then post photos of himself on Facebook or other social media platforms participating in activities that a truly injured person would not be able to do.

For example, suppose you claim that you injured your back while lifting a heavy object at work and you file a claim to collect Temporary Disability payments at two-thirds of the your average weekly wage. After a few weeks, you are feeling better, but you decide to continue claiming your “injury” for another two weeks. During those two weeks, you go on a chartered fishing trip and catch the largest fish of your life. Of course you have your photo taken with your catch, fishing pole in hand. Your wife posts it to Facebook and all of the sudden you have documented that you really were not as injured as you claim to be. Even if you delete that post or photo from your profile, the photo can never truly be removed from cyberspace and if you are caught, you could face a felony charge, large fines and possible jail time.

Honesty is always the best policy, with both yourself and your attorney. If you were injured on the job in San Diego County, talk to the lawyers at Turley Law Firm and have them set up a game plan on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, but also to get you back to making a living. Call 866-705-4617 or fill out the online form on our site to schedule your complimentary case evaluation today. 

 

William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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