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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Are Form 843 Employment

Instructions and Help about Are Form 843 Employment

Music. So, we're talking today about how to handle a South Carolina workers' compensation hearing. These are the basic steps we take to handle your hearing. First, you have to request it by filing a form 50, which is the Commission's official form for requesting a hearing. After that, the insurance company files their response, a form 51. Not long after that, the insurance company will probably take your deposition, which is out-of-court sworn testimony to see what you'll testify to at the hearing. Sometimes, they even take your doctor's deposition. If we feel there's a deposition that's vital to your case, we'll take it too. After that, the case moves to the pre-hearing filing stage. These are the most important documents in your case. Workers' compensation cases heavily rely on medical records. You must file a list of your witnesses and copies of your evidence on time with the Commission, or you can't present them. We also file a Form 58, which is the official pre-hearing brief, so the Commissioner will have an idea of what your case is about before it goes to the hearing. Finally, we get to the hearing. It's a situation that is a little less formal than a jury trial. Usually, you're in a small courtroom with just the Commissioner, maybe an assistant, a court reporter, and the other side. You are often the most important witness in your case. If you're with us, you'll be ready to testify and be cross-examined. After that, the defense presents any witnesses they have, and we cross-examine them. Finally, the Commission issues its order in your case sometime after the hearing. That's the official decision on how your case is going to be handled, unless, of course, there's an appeal. So, does all of this sound complicated?...