SOCIAL MEDIA SABOTAGE

SOCIAL MEDIA SABOTAGE

THE prominence of social media has seen an increasing number of claimants unwittingly contradict themselves, according to a Brisbane injury compensation lawyer.

Bennett and Philp Lawyers director Mark O’Connor says it’s becoming more common for people to “torpedo” their own cases.

“Social media and online posts can undo your case if you say one thing to the courts and another on social media,” he says.

Reitano said her injuries impacted her life and prevented her from pursuing a career as a foreign correspondent, but posted festival photos and blogged about aspirations to become a psychologist.

O’Connor says that the payout was significantly less than originally requested and that the case should serve as a cautionary tale about what is shared on the internet.

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