out of court testimony given by a witness to be used in a workers’ compensation case. Typically, the attorneys and a court reporter meet with the witness at the witness’s office, an attorney’s office or at the witness’s home. This testimony is then transcribed by the court reporter and presented to the Workers’ Compensation Judge. Depositions are used for the convenience of the witness or if the witness cannot appear before the Workers’ Compensation Judge in person.
Example: “Frank’s attorney took a deposition of his doctor because the doctor’s schedule was such that he could not testify at the time of his hearing”.