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When you file a workers’ compensation claim after an injury, you will likely have to make a statement under oath regarding your injury. The insurance company processing the claim will use this recorded statement to approve or deny your claim. You must answer honestly during a deposition, but you can always ask for clarification – and “I do not know” is a perfectly acceptable response. Some of the questions you encounter in a workers’ compensation deposition may be related to:
You will likely have to answer many questions that relate directly to your current employment, the incident, and your subsequent injury, but you may also have to prepare for queries that span across your life, including everything from your daily quality of living to who you reside with and how you feel about it. One of the best ways you can prepare for a deposition is to run through a list of questions with an attorney who understands how workers’ compensation depositions work.
If you have any concerns about your past, personal life, medical history, or other areas of your life, address them with legal counsel before you go into the deposition. Failing to answer truthfully could be considered an act of perjury. However, you will have an opportunity to review and correct your statement if you misspoke.
Remembering what you should and should not do in a deposition can help you prepare for the question and answer session.
To find a legal team who can help you prepare for your workers’ compensation deposition, contact us today.