What about videotaping and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law?

Insurance Companies will on occasion send out an investigator to tape an injured worker.

This is legal as long as they do not trespass, and video tape only. No audio is allowed without your permission.

Insurance companies will do this to try to prove that your condition is not as bad as you claim.

For instance, I have seen videotapes of someone dancing (back injury alleged), roofing (shoulder injury alleged), tuck pointing (permanent total disability claimed).

The most important thing to remember is that someone may be video taping you. Be on the safe side and you will not have to explain your actions at trial.

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