Can a disability insurance company conduct video surveillance of me without my permission?
The disability insurance companies are permitted to video tape you at anytime if you are in the public domain. This means that you have no right to privacy if you are out in public.
If your claim has been denied because of disability video surveillance you need to hire an attorney that is skilled in demonstrating that the video surveillance has no relevancy to the requirements of working any job for 8 hours per a day.
There are numerous defenses and arguments that can be made in response to a disability company’s position that you are no longer disabled due to your activities on video.
Disability Attorneys Dell & Schaefer suggest that you take the following actions if you suspect video surveillance or are notified that your disability insurance company has conducted video surveillance:
- Call police if there is any suspicious activity;
- Ask the disability insurance company to send you a copy of any video surveillance, including all written reports;
- Ask the disability insurance company to send copies of your video surveillance to your treating physician and ask your treating physician to comment on whether the activities in the video are inconsistent with your medical condition;
- If a private investigator comes to interview you, before you answer any questions ask if they have conducted any video surveillance. The investigator will try to catch you in a lie and then show you the video surveillance latter.
To learn more about video surveillance check out Episode 2 from our Disability Insurance Law TV: Disability insurance companies love video surveillance or a recent investigation conducted by ABC’s Good Morning America.