At some point during your workers’ compensation case, it’s
very likely that you’ll be asked to undergo a deposition. During
this process, you’ll required to answer questions while under oath.
The statements you record during your deposition will be recorded and
used later on in your case. In this blog, our
Greenville workers’ compensation attorney share tips on how to successfully handle a workers’ compensation
Wait Before Answering
When the lawyer is asking a question, it’s important that you let
him or her finish asking it before you begin answering. The question may
be different than what you think it is, and you don’t want to jump
to conclusions. Furthermore, the court reporter present will need to type
everything verbatim, which can be difficult if you and the attorney are
talking at the same time. You also want to give your lawyer the opportunity
to object the question if it’s misleading or inappropriate.
Don’t Overshare or Volunteer Information
Whether it’s a nervous habit or in just in you nature, try not to
ramble in your responses. You may want to give long-winded explanations
to your accident and how it occurred, but the lawyers are looking for
answers that are short and concise. Your requirement is to only answer
the question that is being asked – if you answer with a simple “yes”
or “no,” do so.
When giving your answers, you want to remain calm and polite. The other
attorney will be sizing you up during the deposition, to determine the
type of witness you’ll make. Coming off as a level-headed individual
can only help your case. If you’re feeling especially anxious and
overwhelmed, you can ask to take a break to collect yourself before resuming
We have nearly a century’s worth of trial experience to bring to
the table. Call our Greenville workers’ compensation attorney at
(864) 408-8890 to
request your free consultation.