While it is customary for employers or workers’ compensation insurers to ask for a recorded statement, you may want to consult with an attorney before you do so.
It is usually permissible for an injured employee to give a recorded statement. However, if for any reason you have reason to believe that the insurance carrier questions the circumstances surrounding the events of your case, an attorney can give you proper advice and representation.
Keep in mind: Insurance companies typically want to avoid paying any benefits or as little as possible. It protects the companies’ profits. Your lawyer’s primary goal will be to protect you.
An attorney ultimately will help you to avoid making a mistake that could cost you your rights to benefits you need and deserve. See our page on Common Mistakes Made in Workers’ Compensation Cases for more information.