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Mediations are becoming more and more popular in worker’s compensation cases.  A mediation is a meeting in the presence of the insurance company’s attorney, a neutral third party called a mediator (usually an attorney or a representative of the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board), the injured worker and his/her attorney.  Mediations usually take 1 to 4 hours and the goal at mediation is to settle the case.  Mediation is voluntary, so you cannot be forced to settle and the insurance company cannot be forced to offer more than it feels comfortable offering.  You will not testify at mediation, but you will simply listen.  Your attorney may have questions for you during mediation, but you will not be put on the spot.  Mediation generally takes place in an informal setting such as a conference room or law office.
Posted on 7/8/2011

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