Injured workers call ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. all the time asking if the insurance company can spy in them. In a word, "yes." The insurance companies can and will hire investigators to look into your records, question your co-workers and neighbors and conduct surveillance of you and your family members. In any case where the insurance company may have to pay a lot of money for medical care, lost earnings and other expenses, they will readily invest several hundreds or even thousands of dollars to investigate in order to save money later on in the case. Disabled clients of Doug Landau ask, "Can these private investigators follow me, watch my home and talk to my neighbors ?" The answer, unfortunately, is "Yes" to all three questions. That is why it is a good idea to watch what you say, advise your friends, family members and neighbors not to speak to investigators about YOUR case, and to report suspicious behavior to the local authorities.
Virginia has laws against "stalking," and Herndon work injury lawyer Landau advises clients to get truck, van and car license plate numbers, makes and models to describe to the police. In several instances, when insurance investigators came on Landau’s clients’ private property, they were in violation of trespassing laws. If you, or someone you know is being followed, harassed or stalked by an insurance investigator, do not shoot them (see yesterday’s post), but rather call an experienced workers compensation, disability and injury case lawyer to help you and your family. If you or someone you know has been injured in an on the job accident, e-mail us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., or call 703-796-9555 today.