FAQs on Georgia Workers’ Compensation Mediation: What Should I Bring to Mediation?
On its website, sbwc.georgia.gov, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation answers frequently asked questions about mediating workers’ compensation cases. Here are a few of the Board’s questions and answers. This article provides general information pertaining to workers' compensation mediation, but should not be construed as legal advice. Should you have any questions, you should speak with one of our attorneys.
What, if anything, should I bring to my workers’ compensation mediation?
You are not required to bring anything specific with you to your mediation. However, you are free to — and should — bring documents that you think might be relevant or helpful to the resolution of your case. For instance, if payment of medical bills is one issue you are working through in your case, it will be helpful for you to bring copies of the relevant bills. You will not want to bring boxes of documents, as your mediator will not be able to go through endless papers. Bring only what is necessary or helpful in reaching a potential agreement. You are also welcome to prepare notes about your thoughts, feelings, and bottom lines. However, remember to keep an open mind coming into the mediation.
Where will the mediation take place?
Mediations for workers’ compensation cases take place at offices of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. The Board has 17 mediation sites located across the state of Georgia. The Board will select the site of the mediation for your case and will attempt to find the most convenient location for the parties. The location might be near the site of the accident or near the residences/locations of the parties. If you need any special accommodations for your mediation, you will need to contact the Board at least 24 in advance of the mediation to arrange for the appropriate accommodations.
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