Workers’ Compensation Mediation
Mediation is a very important tool for settling a workers’ compensation case. At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, we’re continually raising a voice to represent injured workers in these matters.
In mediation, we will prepare a memorandum to the judge for you in which we set out what the case is about, why we think you deserve compensation, and what we are asking for to settle the case. The lawyer for the insurance company will also prepare a memorandum explaining its position about why you should not receive benefits.
The judge will consider both sides and then meet with each party to see if everyone can all agree on the terms for settlement. This discussion includes a lump sum settlement and usually addresses the medical treatment. The case is not settled unless both the insurance company and the workers’ compensation injured party agree.
The workers’ compensation judges are usually very helpful in settling cases. Historically, our founding attorney, Katherine L. Niven, had unique experience as a workers’ compensation judge. She had seen what these cases are worth and how to settle them successfully. She has passed this knowledge on to our current team of workers’ compensation attorneys, including Jesse Rhodeside and Adam Crosier, who has been certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Historically, we have been successful in mediation process for our clients. Again, mediations are voluntary and are not binding unless both parties agree. If the insurance company does not pay full compensation at the mediation, our workers’ compensation attorneys can fight for you through formal litigation.
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Contact Marzzacco Niven & Associates to discuss your workers’ compensation mediation questions with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580. You can also reach us via email.