When you file a disability claim, you must immediately be put on your guard. The insurance company is likely to conduct surveillance on you in order to use any of your actions during the process against you in the hopes to completely write off the claim or at least lower the amount of compensation. Here are four tips to help you handle this:

  1. Do Not Drive or Travel: If your disability claim is stating that you are unable to work at all or even travel to work, then you shouldn't be driving or traveling at all. Even if you feel there is a way around it, it's much better to avoid it completely during the process of going through a disability claim. This is one of the biggest ways insurance companies find a way to hold something against you. 
  2. Don't Call the Insurance Company From Any Phone Except Your Home Phone: If you call the insurance company from any phone aside from your home phone or from your cell phone you are using inside of your home, the call can be traced as proof to show that you are able to travel. If you need to call the insurance company at any point, it's always best to wait until you are home. 
  3. Be Cynical: It's important to always be aware of your actions and how they might reflect on your claim process. If you are unsure as to whether or not something can be held against you, speak with your disability attorney first. They will know whether or not your travel plans should be canceled. Also, be aware that not showing up to doctor appointments can be used against you, as well, so if you must cancel an appointment, it's best to call at least 24 hours before the appointment to cancel and be sure that you reschedule at the same time. 
  4. Ask Your Friends and Family to be Discreet: Be sure that you talk with your neighbors and family and friends to let them know what's going on without giving too much detail. Be sure that you ask that if they get a call from the insurance company that they do not comment. Also, if they are taking pictures of you at a social event, ask them not to post on social media until after the case has been resolved. 

With these four tips in mind, handling the surveillance of your actions during the disability claim process will be easier and won't result in potential issues in getting your claim compensated for. For more information, check out companies like Iler and Iler.