A recorded statement is a recorded interview of you taken by the insurance company hired by your employer to handle workers’ compensation claims. The insurance adjuster assigned to the case will ask you questions about your injury and prior injuries and use that to determine whether you have a compensable claim and what the strengths and weaknesses are of your claim.

No, you do not have to give a recorded statement, and sometimes it is your best interest not to. Your attorney can prepare you for giving a recorded statement if they think it is in your best interest. Statements made in a recorded statement can be used against you to deny your claim or pay out less on it.

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