I have said it a million times, and I am saying it again – if you are bringing legal proceedings which relate to your workcover injury, please, please be advised to refrain from posting any comments on your social media sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogger etc.) and on sites such as workcovervictimsdiary.com which relate to yourself.
Bringing legal proceedings relating to your workcover injury? Hide under a rock!
Bringing legal proceedings involve matters such as a Common Law damages claim, establishing negligence, negotiating settlement monies by means of “compensation” for your pain and suffering and/or economic loss.
Most injured workers will have discussed the dangers of using social media with their lawyer(s) and would/should have been advised they should refrain from leaving any personal comments on those social media sites and blogs — which relate to yourself– , especially when they are bringing legal proceedings which relate to their personal injury.
It is almost guaranteed that any injured worker commencing legal proceedings will be put under surveillance, and the use of social media sites and blogs must be seen as an extension of that “surveillance”. Remember that by now the workcover insurer is really desperate to find any way out of a payment, be it an innocent comment taken out of context or a photo… So, be safe and hide under that rock until it’s all over.
workcovervictimsdiary.com receives daily emails from wonderful warriors eager to share their stories and written material, so that they can help other injured people. However, in the best interest of those injured warriors, we always advise them to keep very quiet and not to share their treasures — publicly — until such a time their litigation has reached settlement and/or they received permission from their lawyers to share specific information. Better safe than sorry.