First impressions are lasting, and the same holds true in workers’ compensation hearings. If you need to attend a hearing, here are some things to avoid.
Don’t Be Late
Plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time for your appearance. You can never incur the wrath of the court by being early.
A workers’ compensation hearing is a serious matter. Take the time to ensure that your attire is appropriate. You don’t have to wear a suit or a dress—that may be overdoing it—but don’t come in shorts and a t-shirt. Take the time to groom yourself and make certain that your clothes are clean and wrinkle-free. You want to give the impression that you take the proceedings seriously. Another bit of advice—leave the gaudy jewelry and fancy watches at home. They don’t leave a good impression with the judge.
Be Honest and Responsive in All Exchanges
Tell the truth and don’t embellish. The workers’ compensation insurance provider will be represented by counsel. If you exaggerate in an attempt to get your claim approved, you will likely be exposed in a not too positive light. Don’t act as if you are owed something, either. Let the facts speak for themselves.
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We handle all workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis. There will be no attorney fees unless we get compensation for your losses.