Questions You Can Expect To Be Asked During Your Workers’ Compensation Hearing
If you were hurt while working in Vermont and have filed a workers’ compensation claim, you may need to attend a hearing as part of the claim process. This may be necessary if disputes about your claim arise. Attending a workers’ compensation hearing can be stressful. That is why it is crucial to understand the workers’ compensation hearing process and be prepared for the questions you may be asked during your hearing. A qualified workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand the hearing process and prepare for the questions you may be asked during your hearing. But even before speaking to a lawyer, read on to learn about some common questions you may be asked during your Vermont workers’ compensation hearing.
Below are some of the important questions you may be asked at your Vermont workers’ compensation hearing;
#1: General Background Questions
General background questions are the first category of questions you should expect to be asked during your Vermont workers’ compensation hearing. You should be ready to answer questions about your personal and family life. Some of the general background questions you can expect to be asked include questions about your;
- Birth date
- Home address
- Marital status
- Living arrangement
#2: Educational Background and Training Questions
You may be asked whether you completed high school, trade school, college, military service, or graduate school. You may be asked whether you have any certifications or licenses. You may be asked these questions so it can be determined how likely you are to get another job.
#3: Employment History Questions
The following are some of the questions you can be asked about your employment history;
- Questions about your previous employment, including the amount of compensation you received and the number of hours you worked
- Questions about when you were hired at your current job
- Questions about when you were promoted to your current position (if applicable)
- Questions about how much compensation you receive at your current job and how many hours you work
- Questions about your job description
#4: Incident and Injury-Related Questions
Of course, you will be asked questions about the incident and your injury. Questions about the incident and your injury that you are most likely to be asked include the following;
- When did your accident happen?
- Who was there when your accident happened?
- When did you report the incident to your employer?
- Could your accident have been prevented?
- Where were you injured, and how severely were you injured?
- Did you see a doctor immediately after the incident?
- What treatment(s) did the doctor recommend?
- Do you have any pre-existing injuries?
#5: Questions About Your Ability To Work
Lastly, you will most likely be asked questions about your ability to work during your Vermont workers’ compensation hearing. These questions will be aimed at determining, among other things, if you can return to the same or a comparable job.
It is crucial that you are honest during your workers’ compensation hearing. Lying under oath can not only adversely affect the outcome of your claim but can also result in you being charged with perjury, a serious criminal offense.
Contact Us for Legal Help
To get help recovering the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, contact our skilled Vermont workers’ compensation attorney at Sluka Law PLC.