Join Our North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for an Inside Look at a Key Part of the Legal Process: Medical Depositions

May 1 , 2024

At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys exist to be a voice for the injured.

Our entire team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured workers here in North Carolina.

But what does that look like on a daily basis? This month, we’re going to give you an “inside look” at a key part of the legal process: the medical deposition.

Medical Depositions

What is a Medical Deposition?

A medical deposition is necessary when one of our clients has their workers’ compensation claim denied. It’s basically the process of interviewing the doctor who treated our client to discuss their injury – including the impact the injury is going to have on the life of our client, and in particular their ability to continue working.

But it’s not just a casual conversation. The interview includes sworn testimony from the doctor, which means that a court reporter must be present. When I first began practicing law, these depositions always took place face-to-face at the doctor’s office.

I specifically remember visiting Dr. James Andrews, a renowned orthopedic surgeon who works with professional athletes, while we were representing an injured Carolina Panthers player. His office in Florida was incredible – two story waterfall, marble columns, and a stunning reception area. I also remember that Dr. Andrews showed up for the interview in scrubs (they were clean, thankfully!) and rubber boots. He was brilliant – direct, decisive, and a great storyteller.

These days, depositions often take place over Zoom, but the process is otherwise the same. It’s our opportunity to have the doctor testify about the injury – the probable cause of the injury, the severity of the injury, and the impact that the injury is going to have on the life of our client moving forward.

Medical depositions are a key part of the legal process, and part of our larger mission of fighting for the rights of injured workers. If you or somebody that you know were injured at work or in an accident, please reach out – we are here to fight for you. And if you’d like to know more about medical depositions or other parts of the legal process, please reply to this email – maybe we’ll spotlight your question in our next newsletter!

Have You Been Injured at Work in North Carolina?

Our dedicated Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation law firm provides free consultations to all employees who have suffered a workplace injury in North Carolina by calling 704-376-1616 or contacting us online.

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