Mcdonough, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: My attorney requested a deposition for my work comp case. Should they have requested mediation instead of a deposition?

I was injured on the job with the State of Ga. The Doctor put me on light duty and my weekly benefits terminated. My attorney requested a deposition, which has taken 8 months. Should they have filed for a mediation hearing, since meditations are generally scheduled within 30 days of requesting? How does meditation differ from a deposition?

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Kirby G. Smith
Kirby G. Smith
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should ask your attorney these questions, and do not hesitate to ask "why" - why is this decision being made, why is this process not being used, etc. Your attorney will likely be able to set your mind at east. If you are not satisfied with the answer, then you should contact another attorney for a possible second opinion.

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