If I take a deposition for my client, my firm pays for it unless otherwise agreed. The medical depositions can be quite expensive- sometimes even $5,000.00. This is why the Work Comp Judges in Pennsylvania often tell injured workers that without a work comp lawyer, they can expect to lose their case. Most people do not have, or want to spend, thousands of dollars on a deposition. And, knowing how to take one is another issue altogether.
If the Employer has a witness testify, then their work comp insurer pays for it, or the Employer if self insured.
If the injured worker wins the litigation/case, then his or her attorney will get reimbursed the litigation costs from the insurer/employer if the Judge so awards.
For more info about depositions and Pennsylvania Work Comp cases, call experienced Philadelphia Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE consult 7 days a week.