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Sex, Lies and Videotape: Injured worker's pornographic videos posted on the Internet show violation of his medical restrictions

Note: This is the first in a series on the use of the Internet and social media as evidence in workers’ compensation cases. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has said “You have one identity. The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other...

Evaluation and Weighing of Medical Opinion Evidence in Longshore Cases

By Yelena Zaslavskaya, Senior Attorney for Longshore, Office of Administrative Law Judges, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. This paper highlights some of the considerations relevant to the determination of the probative value and relative evidentiary weight of medical opinions. [fn1] As...