I will contact the State ASAP and determine who set the deposition and mediation: The insurance carrier for the employer or the State of FL Division of Worker's Comp. The lack of communication is precipitated by his "assistant" (she has never indicated what her level of expertise is, i.e. paralegal or secreatary or ? and she is the person with whom I have been forced to communicate. Thanks for your information. It will assist me, no doubt.
The defense atty set your deposition. You said you have a mediation set. Your notice should say where it is. The state requires them if you filed a petition for benefits.Usually, those are at the state office unless the parties agree to set a private mediation somewhere else. You can also pull up your file on the department of administrative hearings website and see if you filed a petition and if so, for what benefits. I urge you to contact your attorney with your questions.
I know where the deposition and mediation are to be held--the only info shared by my counsel--a private setting w/o my prior approval or knowledge. I wasn't even provided a case number and had no clue how to locate same in order to peruse the docket, which was a real eye-opener after I was directed to the website by an apparently well-versed attorney on this site. I fully intend to contact my attorney--at the time set by his assistant despite the fact that I indicated I needed assistance ASAP. It will be a 7 day wait. Obviously I cannot force him to speak with me sooner! He is in a city 90 miles from me and that was the reason he gave and was then granted approval by the mediator to attend via phone rather than in person, indicating I requested and/or approved his lack of presence at both meetings. (I didn't, of course, and only discovered this fact by perusing my docket.) Your reply is appreciated.