Jason Perkins was recently featured as a speaker at the 2013 Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Annual Educational Conference. The conference started on August 25 and was attended by many hundreds of people involved in Georgia’s workers’ compensation system including judges, attorneys, insurance adjusters, and employers.
Along with Fred Green from the law firm of Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey, & Johnson. Jason spoke as part of a joint presentation on “Ethical Use of Technology and Social Media in Investigation and Discovery”. This presentation addressed questions about the importance of reviewing social media account privacy settings and the effects that information posted on social media can have on a workers’ compensation case.
The use by employers and insurance companies of information posted on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media as a means to try to damage the credibility of injured workers in workers’ compensation cases is increasing. As a result of this, it is increasingly important to consider whether injured workers with ongoing workers’ compensation claims should use social media and, if they do, to what extent. Jason’s will address these questions and many others in an upcoming blog series on Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media and how they can affect workers’ compensation cases.