By the time your claim is in front of a workers compensation judge, it is likely you have already gone through several stages of appeals. You may be frightened and concerned about whether you will end up receiving any benefits at all. As such, it is imperative that you know and understand what to expect when going in front of a workers compensation judge so you can go into the hearing calm and prepared.
When you go in front of a workers comp judge, usually you will just have to present your evidence as to why you believe you are entitled to benefits. Having witnesses can help, as the witnesses can testify on your behalf. Having a lawyer is also invaluable, as your lawyer can assist you in gathering any and all evidence the judge may need to make his decision.