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Posted in workers compensation on February 29, 2016
Depending upon the attorney hired by the Worker’s Comp. Insurance company, these usually are sent about 2 weeks after the Notice of Hearing is received.
These represent your sworn answers and must be sent to opposing counsel within 10 days
Depositions are usually set out about a month in the future so opposing counsel can obtain all the records needed
This is the injured worker’s sworn statement taken down by a court reporter. It takes about an hour located at opposing counsel’s office.
The “IME” is arranged with a doctor of the insurance company’s choosing. The IME doctor is not treating the injured worker
Must attend or case could be thrown out of court
Must be done in writing and each request has a different time requirement
While it is called a hearing it is akin to a trial and is when the injured worker will testify on the witness stand
Each witness will have a further hearing, each lasting around 1 hour and can be set out 4 to 6 months