The C-3: Often Overlooked as a Major Tool for Important Defenses

Oftentimes the C‑3 is overlooked as a possible tool to use against the claimant, but there are a few ways the C‑3 can be used to bolster a few major defenses, including violation of Workers’ Compensation Law Section 114(a). First, a C‑3 can be used during the initial investigation of the file. If at the time of the initial investigation of the claim, a C-3 has not yet been submitted,
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Admissibility and Disclosure of Social Media Information

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Social media platforms have become useful sources for carrier investigation and surveillance of injured workers. Claimants utilize these social media platforms on a daily basis, posting a variety of photographs and videos. Often these photographs and videos contradict claimants’ allegations that they are “totally disabled” from performing any type of activity, allowing carriers and employers to raise fraud under Workers’ Compensation Law Section 114(a). Generally, in order
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