Workers' Compensation Mediation in Orlando
Orlando Mediators Helping Resolve Florida Workers' Compensation Cases
Not every case has to go to trial and be contested. Mediation is an option that involves a mediator leading negotiations between the parties in a case. Workers' compensation cases that have been open for years or that present complex legal issues can be resolved through mediation.
Mediation is often used as a settlement tool for civil cases but can also offer a number of benefits for workers' compensation cases. Speak with our knowledgeable Orlando attorneys from The Workers' Compensation Trial Group, P.A. for the assistance you deserve! Call (888) 897-2373.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a private and informal proceeding in which a third party helps you and the workers' compensation insurance company representing your employer work towards a mutually agreeable solution to your claim. Mediation is often held at a State Board of Workers' Compensation office and will typically involve you, a mediator, your attorney, the workers' compensation insurance company's attorney, and insurance adjuster gathering together and discussing disputes pertaining to your claim in an effort to settle them.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation provides time for the parties to make informed decisions about the issues that require resolution. The mediator facilitates the meetings and provides order to the case. They help the parties craft the resolution and prepare for closure. You can also play a larger role in resolving the case as the mediator helps you arrive at a creative settlement option and avoid litigation.
Some of the advantages of mediation include:
- Guidance of the mediator throughout the process
- Works around your schedule
- Creative settlement options
- Undivided attention of mediator
- Opportunity for parties to move on with their lives
Is Mediation Required in Workers' Compensation Cases?
Yes. Under Florida law, mediation is required in workers' compensation cases and must be completed within 130 days of the initial filing. While mediation is mandatory, neither party is required to settle the case or come to a resolution through this process. With that being said, many cases do end up being resolved as a result of mediation, so it is important to understand what to expect.
How Can We Help with Your Case?
Our attorneys serve as neutral professionals assisting parties involved in civil disputes to explore the possibility of amicable resolution. Mediation is a confidential, consensual process whereby opposing parties are able to explore the possibility of resolution of their dispute(s) without the need for the added cost, delay and uncertainty of litigating their case to a final judgment, whether it be before a judge or jury.
Neither party is obligated to resolve their dispute(s) at mediation, but if the parties determine that resolving issue(s) or their case entirely via settlement is in their best interest, then the parties have the ability to exercise control over the outcome of those issue(s) or the case in whole. Of course, should the parties decide to proceed with litigation, the ultimate decision on the merits of their case will be out of their hands and in the hands of a judge or jury.
Take the First Step in Your Case. Call (888) 897-2373 to Learn More.
As you select an attorney to represent you in your workers' compensation case, you will want to ensure that he or she has experience, knowledge, and a history of success. At The Workers' Compensation Trial Group, P.A., our attorney's experience, including one of our attorney's board certification, provides our firm with credibility. We have more than 25 years of experience pursuing resolutions on behalf of our clients, including in cases that are mediated.
Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about the representation we offer.