A mediation is a meeting with you, your lawyer, the defense lawyer, and a neutral Judge, to help settle your case. A mediation can be mandatory- which is ordered by the Judge hearing your case- or voluntary, which is when both sides agree to it on their own. Mediations in Pennsylvania workers’ comp cases are generally very fruitful. It is good to hear a Judge share his or her thoughts as to the value of your case. Mediations are beneficial to both sides because it enables the parties to reach an agreement and avoid time consuming, expensive, and stressful litigation in court. It is not binding, which is a great thing. A settlement is never a done deal in PA Work comp unless and until it is approved at a hearing before a PA Workers’ Comp Judge, on the record.
If you have questions about mediation as it relates to a PA work comp case, feel free to call or email me 7 days a week. 215-206-9068 or Michael@cardamonelaw.com
Michael W. Cardamone- PA Super Lawyer
Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania.