Receiving a worker's compensation may lead to litigation that requires you to give a deposition that explains your side of the story. A legal deposition is just one way for you to give your statement. Depositions can be used to help establish a case or they can be used in court proceedings if necessary.
A Transcript is Generated
When you give a deposition, it will be recorded as a video or a voice recording. After the deposition is over, the stenographer will transcribe your statement and make a hard copy for everyone to look at and review.
The Transcript Will Be Reviewed and Revised
Once the deposition has been transcribed and printed, both parties and their attorneys will receive copies, so that the statement can be reviewed. If something needs to be clarified or revised, notes will be made and the stenographer will make the necessary changes.
Your Attorney Will Go Over the Deposition
After the deposition has been finalized, your attorney will be asked to go over the deposition with you. You will be able to use it to help support and verify your claim. He will ask questions to make sure it contains all of the necessary information and to make sure you did not forget any pertinent information.
Depositions Can Be Used in Court
Depositions can and will be used in court, so always make sure to tell the truth and be very clear about what happened. A deposition is a signed statement made by you about what happened during the accident. Since it can be used in court, the judge may refer back to it several times. Making sure it is clear and concise is extremely important.