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Injured In Pennsylvania? Beware What You're Posting On Facebook, Twitter; A Word Of Warning From The Injury Attorneys At MyPhillyLawyer

At Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., we stand up against insurance companies and fight for the injured.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 30, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Social media is part of everyday life. At Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., we maintain a blog, make status updates on Facebook and Tweet regularly. We understand that social media is a common way to communicate with others - whether you're having a good day, a bad day, are sick or injured.
We also understand that when something happens - a car accident, a workplace injury or even a slip and fall - your first instinct might be to post about it on a social media website. But, as experienced personal injury attorneys who fight for the rights of injured people throughout Pennsylvania every day, we urge you to think twice about what you are putting on the information superhighway.
Take a moment to review your privacy settings. You may have more than just your friends and family following you. More and more, insurance companies are searching for injured people on social media and using posts and updates to deny coverage or to limit coverage because of a perceived admission of guilt or fault by the injured person.
Insurance companies have admitted to snooping on social media accounts of their insureds, claiming that they are trying to root out fraud and keep everyone's premiums low. But, photos, posts, updates and tweets can easily be misconstrued by an insurer who is looking to avoid paying valid claims.
Photos found on Facebook were used to stop one injured worker's work comp payments. He was shown relaxing at a beach with some friends while collecting workers' compensation for a shoulder injury. He had to take his case to an appeals board to have benefits reinstated. In the meantime, surgery to repair his workplace injury was delayed and wage benefits were stopped simply because an insurance company jumped to the wrong conclusion because of a social media post.
Talk to an attorney first. At Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., our Philadelphia workers compensation attorneys have a reputation for achieving results for our clients. With over 100 years of combined experience, we know that insurance companies find many reasons to deny valid claims for compensation. Don't be a reason that your claim is denied. Be careful of what you are posting on Facebook, Twitter or other social media site.
Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., known throughout the Philadelphia metro area as MyPhillyLawyer, is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and serves clients across the United States. If you have been in an accident and would like to find out what the experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., can do for you if you, please visit http://www.myphillylawyer.com or contact our personal injury law firm in Philadelphia at 866-920-0352. We offer a free consultation and a guarantee: "We won't get paid until you get paid."
Locations:
Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C.
1500 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 789-9346
Toll-free: (866) 920-0352
Directions: http://pview.findlaw.com/view/1806631_1
Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. - Allentown
6366 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18106
Phone: (610) 400-1032
Toll-free: (800) 704-3935
Directions: http://pview.findlaw.com/view/4432844_1
Additional Resources:
Philadelphia Lawyer Blog: http://www.myphillylawyerblog.com/
Birth Injury Information: http://www.birthinjuryinfo.org/
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