Just like in anything else- first impressions are very important in Workers’ Compensation trials.

When you testify before the Arbitrator you should:

* Look the Arbitrator in the eye. It shows interest, and truthfulness.

* Speak up. The court reporter has to record every word you say. The Arbitrator wants to be able to understand your testimony.

* Do not get angry. Workers Comp is often frustrating, but the trial is not the time to show your anger. The Arbitrator did not cause your problem. Remember she is going to decide your case.

* Tell the truth. Any inconsistent testimony will most likely cause you to lose.

Need more information about Workers’ Compensation? Call Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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