When you have suffered a Workers Compensation injury it is important to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that your claim is filed timely and the proper notice is given to the employer relative to the Workers Compensation claim you are making. Your Workers Compensation Lawyer will be there to make sure that these necessities are taken care of and they will also be able to help you through your Workers Compensation deposition that may happen very early in your claim.
The Workers Compensation deposition typically happens when you have completed medical treatment for the injury that is the foundation of your Workers Compensation claim. However, this is by no means the rule and depositions that occur while you are still in treatment for your work injury are not unheard of, especially when the case has been going on for a long period of time.
Prior to your Workers Compensation deposition your Workers Compensation Lawyer will explain the basic rules of the deposition and what you can expect. Generally, the attorney for the employer will obtain your educational history, family background, work history, information regarding previous injuries and Workers Compensation claims if any and information regarding the injury at issue and the treatment you have received for it. It is important that you have the help of a Workers Compensation Lawyer who can help keep your testimony concise and to the point, so that you do not end up testifying for hours when Workers Compensation depositions are often done in under an hour and a half.
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