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Q:
My husband is having his Tehama workers’ compensation claim deposition soon. He has a habit of answering questions without really understanding what he’s being asked. I’m concerned. Is there anything that could help him retrain this habit?

A:

You are right to be concerned. It’s frustrating enough in our day-to-day dealings to feel like a loved one isn’t listening to us. In a Tehama workers’ compensation claim deposition, when your answers are under oath and penalty of perjury, answering a question you don’t understand could very well lead to a felony charge.

Here are a few things your husband should know before his deposition:

  • He will be responsible for everything he says during his testimony.
  • The judge will assume that your husband completely understands any question he answers.
  • It is fairly likely that the defense attorney will attempt to damage your husband’s credibility with questions that seem off-topic or strangely worded.
  • Your husband has the right to ask for clarification on any question he doesn’t understand.
  • He might want to consider scheduling a case review with a Tehama workers' compensation attorney. Not only is it free, but it may also help him understand the importance of pre-deposition coaching.

 

Meeting for a case review with one of our skilled and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys is FREE. You can ask questions, learn about your rights, and discuss a plan for moving forward. During this time, we will talk about the importance of pre-deposition coaching.

Call the Ledgerwood Law Group today at 888-761-7383 or fill out our online contact form. When you call, be sure to ask how to obtain a FREE copy of our informative book, The California Workers’ Compensation Survival Manual.

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