What if My Employer or its Insurance Company Wants to Tape or Record Me, Either by Phone or in Person?

Question:

What if my employer or its insurance company wants to tape or record me, either by phone or in person?

Answer:

Many experienced attorneys recommend that you not give any tape-recorded or signed statements beyond your initial work-injury report completed at the time of injury or discover disease. The representatives of your employer can sometimes use your signed or tape-recorded statement to jeopardize your rights under workers’ compensation or in a third party case. If you are represented by an attorney and you are asked by your employer or its insurance company  to give a statement, you should instruct the claims adjuster to or agent to call your attorney for whatever information is needed. Your attorney will know how to proceed.