The personal injury claims process is not necessarily complicated, but it can be time consuming, especially when obstacles stand in your way. One obstacle that often influences the speed with which Motherwell accident at work claims settle is whether you use social media. While it may seem surprising, your use of social media has the potential to damage your claim beyond repair.
How social media can hurt your Motherwell accident at work claim
When you make a claim for a Motherwell accident at work, the personal injury team here at the Accident Advice Helpline will work with you to prove that the injuries you have sustained have had a detrimental impact on your ability to live your life to the full. This usually requires us to provide medical records that show the extent of your injuries.
Your employer’s insurance company will nonetheless look for any opportunity to disprove the extent of your injuries and if they find that you have used social media to update your loved ones on your road to recovery, they may use your updates to portray an alternative version of your recovery, which may result in the court ruling in their favour.
How to use social media without damaging your claim
If you have suffered a personal injury and are thinking about making a Motherwell accident at work claim against your employer, you must avoid mentioning anything about it on social media. If you need to speak with your loved ones, it is best to send them an email or speak to them over the phone.
If you cannot help but use social media, it is advisable to set your profile to “private” so that only confirmed contacts can see your updates. However, it is important to remember that changing your privacy settings will be of little use if you have already accepted an invitation to “follow” or become “friends” with your boss.
If you have any questions about the way in which your use of social media may affect your Motherwell accident at work claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our Freephone helpline. Our friendly team of trained claims advisors are ready to take your call and they will gladly provide you with the free, no-obligation advice you require.