It is very likely that your Workers’ Compensation case will go to mediation first. In North Carolina, an Order for Mediated Settlement is automatically sent on the majority of claims filed. We understand your rights in the mediation process and protect you throughout the process.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a private negotiation where both parties agree to participate in with the intention of reaching a fair agreement. The mediator serves as a facilitator in the process to assist the parties through negotiation. It is often an effective means of resolving a claim and reaching a settlement.
What are my rights when participating in mediation?
Keep in mind that many cases are fairly settled using mediation. With an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney on your side combined with a good mediator, you will likely find success by participating in mediation. Keep in mind that:
- You are not forced to accept the recommendations of the mediator if you consider them unfair
- The mediator is specially trained to help the parties reach mutual agreement
- Mediation is regularly used to negotiate settlements
- We help in choosing a mediator with skill and experience in Workers’ Compensation claims
If you are interested in filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, it will likely go automatically to mediation. Please contact the experienced North Carolina Workers’ Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley LLP to schedule a confidential consultation.