Will You Be Required to Attend Mediation for Your Case?
In order to receive the workers’ comp benefits that you may deserve when you have been injured on the job, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes these claims are approved quickly and you begin receiving payment immediately, making the process much less stressful. However, for a variety of reasons, there are many people who must file for a hearing for their case in order to receive benefits. If this is the case for you, it is likely that you will be ordered to attend a mediation session before going to court.
At Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, our Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you may be due, whether you need help filing a claim, aid during a mediation conference, or litigation support. Whatever your need happens to be, contact our experienced attorneys today at 919-851-3311.
Workers’ Compensation Cases Exempt from Mediation
Under state law, the North Carolina Industrial Commission automatically orders all parties involved in a workers’ compensation case to attend a mediated settlement conference in almost all cases. However, there are certain parties who are not required to attend a mediation session, including:
- Prison inmates who brings cases against the state
- Injured workers without representation
- Non-insured employees
Mediation is unfamiliar territory for many people, which is why having a lawyer experienced with both mediation and workers’ compensation claims on your side can mean the difference between getting the compensation you need and not obtaining compensation at all.
If you have been injured on the job, contact a Raleigh workers’ compensation attorney from Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, who will help you fight for the compensation you need. Call 919-851-3311 today to speak with a lawyer committed to you and your case.