In this day and age, social media is a highly influential factor is many peoples everyday life. In fact in 2019, it is predicted that an astounding 2.76 billion of the world’s population will have some form of social media profile.
Social media can be a great platform to share your experiences with family and friends. However for some people who have suffered an accident at work, what they share on social media can have detrimental effects on their personal injury claim.
In this article, the legal specialists at Your Accident at Work Claims provide you with information on the dangers of using social media whilst making a claim.
For more advice on the process of making a claim, or to make a claim of your own, simply contact our dedicated legal team now by calling 0800 01 54321.
Your social media activity may be being monitored
Whether it’s for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, most of us will have some form of social media profile.
When you are involved in an accident at work which caused you to suffer an injury, it can be a very distressing time and you may feel to urge to portray your emotions by posting on one of your social networking profiles.
However, our legal experts strongly advise that you refrain from doing so, and that in this instance keep your thoughts on your incident offline.
If your workplace injury was through no fault of your own, you may decide to make a claim for compensation, which will have to be paid by your employers’ insurer.
Therefore it is needless to say that the insurance company in question will undertake a number of practices to ensure they won’t have to pay-out anything, or pay as little as possible.
One tactic that they may deploy is investigating your social media profiles to try and find any inconsistencies between your claim and your social media posts.
In the past, claimants have had their case disregarded following the discovery of social media posts which had been retrieved by the insurance company representing the employer in question.
Of course we are not urging you to abandon your social media profiles altogether, however we do urge you to consider the following tips:
- Re-evaluate your privacy settings, see if you can control who views your profile(s).
- Try to avoid posting anything on your social media profiles that is linked to either your injury or your claim.
- Do not accept follow or friend requests from people that you do not know, these may be decoy accounts that have been set up by your employers insurance company to view your posts.
Further ways to enhance your claims chances of success
On top of being cautious of how you behave on social media, there are also other steps you can take to ensure that you have the best possible chance of ensuring the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Our personal injury team will work tirelessly to ensure that you secure the justice that you deserve, however they urge you to take the following steps to help you obtain the pay-out that you deserve.
- Report your incident
It is important that you notify your manager or your HR department about the injury that you have sustained.
By doing this, you ensure that your colleagues will not be affected by a similar accident, and also gain valuable evidence that can be used to support your claim further down the line.
- Gather additional evidence
It is also pivotal to gather as much evidence as possible that could have a positive impact on the outcome of your claim.
This can include photographs, witness statements, or any medical receipts or record that you may have obtained as a result of your injury.
- Get in touch with a dedicated legal expert!
To give yourself the greatest chance of securing the maximum justice that you are owed, then you must contact an expert litigation solicitor with experience in handling accident at work claims.
By contacting Your Accident at Work Claims today, you can claim with confidence with over 30 years of experience and an unrivalled success rate in your corner.
How to contact the Your Accident at Work Claims team today
At Your Accident at Work Claims, every claim that we handle is done so on a no win no fee basis. This ensures that you will never be left out of pocket whilst claiming with us, even in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.
So launch your risk free claim today, by calling our legal experts now on 0800 01 54321.
Alternatively if you can’t discuss your case over the phone right now, you can also get in touch with us by completing our quick and simple online enquiry form.