Workers' Comp Mediation

 

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, the mediation process can help you resolve your claim quickly. While many individuals attempt to navigate the mediation process on their own, they may lack the firsthand knowledge that is necessary for success. Perry & Baumbach, P.C., understands the mediation process, and we can help guide you through the intricacies of the system.

Mandatory vs. Voluntary Mediation

There are two distinct kinds of workers' compensation mediation processes under PA law. A judge can order a mandatory mediation that both parties are required to attend. A voluntary mediation, on the other hand, is one agreed on by both sides in order to expedite the process. In both instances, the presence of an attorney for the claimant is not required, but it is strongly recommended. Lawyers for your employer or their insurer will almost certainly be present, so a workers’ compensation lawyer can help ensure your best interests are safeguarded.

Why Mediate?

One of the most common reasons for mediation is the disbursement of a global settlement. In other words, if you and your employer wish to part ways for good, your settlement can be paid out as a lump sum. In this case, the mediation process is effectively a negotiation between parties to decide upon an acceptable figure. Mediation can last anywhere from five minutes to an entire day. If the mediation is not successful, it may be wise to pursue your case through a formal hearing/court proceeding, depending upon the particular circumstances of your case

Need Representation at a Worker's Comp Mediation in Central PA?

If your workers' compensation claim is going to mediation, call Perry & Baumbach P.C. Queena S. Baumbach and Judson B. Perry have years of experience representing workers who have been injured on the job. We may be able to help you come to a fair settlement right away, or we can escalate your case. We know the Pennsylvania workers' compensation mediation process inside and out, and we will fight for your best interest every step of the way. Contact us today for your free consultation.