Workers' Compensation FAQs
A common question is what to expect from a mediation
but let me answer some other questions as well:
Who exactly is a mediator?
A mediator is an attorney who is familiar with the worker’s compensation system
A mediator is NOT a Judge
A mediator is not allowed to give legal advice
A mediator is bound by confidentiality
What exactly is a mediation?
A mediation may be court ordered or voluntarily arranged
A mediation is NOT a trial
No evidence is presented at the mediation
Both of the parties never get all that they want from a mediation
The parties have the option at the end of the mediation to simply walk away without a resolution
What are the pros and cons of a mediation?
One of the big pros is that the injured party know exactly what he or she will receive
Another pro is that a settlement allows the injured worker to get back to his or her life
A con is that there must be some compromise to settle the case
A (possible) con is that the injured worker must usually resign from the employer