Q: if the deposition of a doctor in a work comp case is taken, is the applicant party entitled to a free copy of transcript
A: The applicant's attorney can file a lien for Medical Legal costs and get reimbursed for any charges, same as the fees for the doctor's costs. Usually the court reporter submit their billing directly to the insurance company.
A: If there is no attorney, yes, but you may have ask the defense attorney for a copy. If there is an attorney, then no. You should ask your attorney for a copy. However, in some instances the doctor will specify that the applicant not be given a copy. This happens in psyche cases wherein the doctor believes that reading the report will cause more harm.
A: Yes you can get a copy and whether you have an attorney or not it does not cost you, in my experience. I have never been charged for a doctor depo transcript when the defense calls the depo. even when i call the depo i ask the defense to provide the court reporter and they do so since they get the better rate and they always provide me a copy at no charge. 27 years doing exclusively work comp. the bigger issue here is why do you have to ask this? it would seem that you are likely unrepresented and that is never a wise decision. you simply don't know the rules of the game and the other side makes a good living knowing them well. you can win in this scenario. you should hire an attorney asap. if you do have an attorney you should not have to concern yourself with this issue. best of luck
A: The Injured Worker's REPRESENTATIVE gets one copy of the transcript. So, if you have an attorney, you get your copy through your lawyer. If you do not have an attorney, the court reporter was to mail your copy of the transcript directly to you, no charge. (and if you have a lawyer, you should be communicating with your lawyer about this, so if you are asking for help here, there is a serious breakdown in communication.)
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