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“What you say can, and will, be used against you.” You hear this phrase on TV all the time, but do you think it will ever apply to you? It could if you ever need to seek workers’ compensation. If you have had a work-related injury, one of the first items of business for the insurance carrier’s adjuster is to take a recorded statement from you regarding your injury. As experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, we often caution our clients about giving a recorded statement to the adjuster. Our attorneys are often present when the statement is being recorded in order to help protect our clients. If you do not have an attorney, you should be careful here because the adjuster will not only ask you about your injury but about prior injuries and prior workers’ compensation claims. Take the recorded statement seriously as it will follow you throughout your claim. Here are some important things to focus on when you are giving a statement.
4 Things to Remember When Giving a Recorded Workers’ Compensation Statement
- Be sure to listen to the adjuster’s questions very closely.
- Keep your answers simple.
- Do not offer any additional information aside from what is asked of you.
- If you have any concerns about giving a recorded statement, consult an attorney first.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Rutter Mills have decades of experience helping people who have been injured at work get the compensation they deserve. If you have questions about a workers’ compensation claim, need representation, or simply wonder if you have a case, call or text us 24/7 at 757-622-5000. We are here to help.