Workers’ Compensation Depositions In New York
If your workers’ compensation case requires a deposition, you may be wondering what this means. It is important to understand how the process works so you are prepared for what may happen next with your case. Depositions are a critical part of a case and can have an enormous impact on the outcome.
Working with an attorney is the best way to learn what happens at a deposition. Having an experienced workers’ compensation attorney representing your interests in a controverted or contested claim is crucial. You can rely on the experienced attorneys at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP.
The Deposition Is One Step In The Process
Typically, in a workers’ compensation case when the case is controverted or there is a medical issue in dispute, the claimant’s doctor will be deposed. The deposition may include questions covering issues such as:
- The employee’s medical history
- How the injuries are affecting the employee’s life and ability to work
- How much time off of work the injury has caused or is causing
- The effect on the employee’s current and future earning capacity
- The prognosis and need for continuing medical care
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board may order a deposition. In general, depositions involve answering questions under oath. Depositions are one step in the process of legal discovery.
The next step after a deposition in a workers’ compensation case will depend on the stage of the claim and/or what the Workers’ Compensation Law Judge decides to do with the claim. The Judge may decide that the employee should receive benefits. If that does not happen in your case, we will discuss your options with you.