If you’re talking to me, they are probably already watching you. No, I am not a conspiracy theorist.
Would a major railroad bother surveilling an ordinary worker like you over a mundane injury claim? You bet. They start keeping a close eye on you the moment they think you’ve been out longer than they think a typical work injury requires, sometimes within just days. The odds of surveillance go up the longer you are out of work and the more severe your injury.
Surveillance is less expensive than you’d expect and it makes the claims department look like they’re doing their job. Plus, technologies have made private investigation so much easier – in fact, you may be doing a lot of the work for them yourself. Here are a few ways the railroad collects information on you and some steps you can take to counter it.