According to the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, video conference testimonies will now be accepted in workers’ compensation court. This means witnesses may not have to appear in court to testify; they can do it electronically. This is not only cost effective, but will also help cases resolve sooner.
Video conference testimonies will be particularly useful for medical experts who regularly appear in workers’ compensation court. It should also be easier to speak with treating physicians, who are difficult to schedule for court appearances.
However, video conferencing is not limited to medical witnesses. It may also be used to take testimony from employers, staff, insurance company personnel, and others that are needed to complete the trial record. This may include injured workers.
It is always preferred that injured workers physically come to court. However, it’s possible that you live too far away or are simply too injured to travel. In that case, testifying via video conference could be beneficial for you, as well.
If you were hurt at work in New Jersey, you may have questions or be unsure about what to do next. A Morristown workers’ compensation lawyer can help determine the best course of action for your case. With over 20 years of experience handling workers’ comp claims, Manfred Ricciardelli knows the ins and outs of these cases. We’ll help you get the benefits you need to get back on your feet.
We invite you to come in for a free, one-on-one consultation to discuss your case. To get started, call 973-285-1100 or fill out the form on this page. If you hire us to represent you, we only get paid if we win your case.