In a workers’ compensation case that’s being litigated, the attorney for the insurance company usually takes the deposition of the injured worker. It’s their chance to obtain background information on the injured worker and to explore issues regarding the accident, the injury and the injured worker’s current condition. It’s not a chance for the injured worker to tell their side of the story. If the question is not asked, there’s no need to offer the information.
Many times, clients insist on getting their version of the events out there, even if it’s not relevant to the case. For some reason, even the shyest of people develop ‘diarrhea of the mouth.’ This cannot help your case and can only hurt you. If you really feel the need to say something, tell your attorney in private and let them be the judge.