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Five Things to Know If You Have to Appear in Court With Workers Compensation

December 26, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 100

The ugly truth about some workers compensation claims is, they end up having to be settled in court. The process is expensive. It's long. It's stressful,and it's still no absolute guarantee that you're going to win your workers compensation case. If you've decided that going to trial is what you need to do, know that there are irreversible risks involved, and know that it's not going to be pleasant or fun, for anyone. Here are some things to think about and remember if you have to show up to court regarding your workers compensation insurance claim case.

Both side's attorneys are going to do everything they can to put the best faces of their clients forward to the judge. This means that you're going to be fair game- meaning you're probably going to get bashed and your character is going to come into question in front of a lot of people. In fact, a lot of insurance agencies will take video tape surveillance of you when you don't know it, going about your daily life during a claim. They will show this video in court, putting your private life in front of everyone for scrutiny. This can be emotionally damaging. Make sure you're able to handle this kind of situation professionally. Each side is going to take this case seriously.

The process is going to be long and difficult, just getting to court. You may not have a court date for weeks or months. During this time, your attorney is going to be spending a lot of time preparing for the day, gathering all of the needed information they'll need on your behalf. They'll meet with the judge that will be presiding over the case, and the other party's legal team. Because of the nature of the legal system, you're going to be playing a lot of "hurry up and wait". When you do appear in court, answer all questions simply and truthfully. Answer all questions in as few words as possible. When you dress, make sure you are clean, and wearing a simple understated choice of clothing that's modest. Keep your hands folded, and keep your composure. Never, ever make sarcastic or rude comments and never outburst. If you can help it, keep your expressions even. Avoid the temptation to roll your eyes, sigh, and give negative looks or other body language.

Evan after the long wait for the trial is over and you've had your day in court, a judge may take weeks or months to come to a decision regarding your case. There is absolutely nothing your attorney or lawyer can do about this. Stay patient. If you appeared well in court and your lawyer did their job, your efforts may pay off handsomely.

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