If your case makes it to a hearing, it's probably because both parties could not agree upon the amount of compensation. Suppose you haven't retained a workers' comp lawyer yet. In that case, this is definitely the time to do it because an experienced lawyer will be well-versed in handling workers' compensation questions. There are generally six types of questions at a hearing.
General background questions: You'll be asked things like your full legal name, address, date of birth, social security number, living arrangements, marital status, number of children and their ages, and tax filing status. Questions about your family are so that the judge can establish dependencies, which will figure into the weekly compensation rate to which you should be entitled.
Education and training questions: Your education and training background are routine at these hearings because the defense will use it to argue about your level of experience, even if your education and training have nothing to do with your current position.
Employment history: You'll be asked about your employment history, including hours worked and wages. It's critical to be very specific, and your worker's comp lawyer can help you prepare for this.
Job Duties: These questions are crucial to your case. You'll be asked when you were hired and if you had any required physical exams before you started the job. You will need to describe your duties in detail, the hours you worked, and your salary.
About the accident: You'll need to provide the date of the accident and describe how it happened, who you reported it to, and the areas of the body that have been impacted. Additionally, you'll need to share how you were treated for your injuries and the job duty restrictions recommended by your doctor.
Medical questions: When you're in a workers' comp hearing, all medical history is relevant. You will need to prepare yourself to answer in detail all previous existing conditions, doctors you've seen and for what, and any limitations you have because of old injuries.
Ability to return to work: You'll need to testify about all jobs you've applied for since your injury and if an employer is willing to hire you with your current disability or restrictions. You'll be asked about activities and hobbies you may be involved with, and it is crucial, to be honest here. It's not uncommon for insurance companies to hire private investigators. Discovering you've been bowling with an arm injury will completely destroy any chances of winning your claim.