Facebook Becomes a Questionable Friend of Workers’ Compensation

Property Casualty 360, A National Underwriters Website, February 2011

3 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2011  

Jon L. Gelman

Jon L Gelman LLC; West Group

Date Written: February 8, 2011

Abstract

Social networking’s popularity has become a two-edged sword as a tool in the management, investigation, and disposition of workers’ compensation claims. Over the last several years there has been an exponential explosion in the use of this technology on the Internet. The challenge to properly access and effectively utilize the electronically stored information [ESI] is resulting in procedural and ethical ramifications for the workers’ compensation community.

Ultimately the workers’ compensation hearing officers will have the final task in determining how friendly these sites will become to judiciary process.

Keywords: Facebook, Social Networking, Workers Compensation, Ethics, Evidence, Electronic Evidence, Electronically Stored Information, Subpoena, Judicial, Hearing Officer

JEL Classification: J28, J38, K31, K41, O30

Suggested Citation

Gelman, Jon L., Facebook Becomes a Questionable Friend of Workers’ Compensation (February 8, 2011). Property Casualty 360, A National Underwriters Website, February 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1962227

Jon L. Gelman (Contact Author)

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