Mediation of Your NC Workers’ Compensation Claim
The North Carolina Industrial Commission rules require mediation of your claim. Many workers’ compensation cases settle in mediation.
Mediation is an informal meeting between you and your attorney and the workers’ compensation insurance company and their attorney to discuss the possibility of a settlement before going to a hearing at the Industrial Commission. Meditations are conducted by a certified mediator who does not make judgments or decisions, but rather attempts to bring the parties together on the disputed issues in order to facilitate settlement. As always, as your attorney, we will be with you at any mediation. The mediation is usually held in one of the offices of the attorneys involved in the case. We routinely hold meditations in our office. The process generally takes three to six hours and a spouse or another family member can come with you to the mediation. For more information about the workers’ compensation mediation program, visit the North Carolina Industrial Commission website.
Workers’ Compensation Mediation Forms
Form MSC2 - This is a Petition for Order Referring Case to Mediated Settlement Conference.
Form MSC4 - This is a form for the designation of a workers’ compensation mediator.
Form MSC8 - This is a “Mediated Settlement Agreement” a workers’ compensation mediator will use to report to the Industrial Commission if your case settles at mediation.
These forms may be downloaded and printed by clicking the form name links above. They can also be found on the North Carolina Industrial Commission website.
Professional Legal Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Mediation
If you have questions about workers’ compensation mediation in North Carolina, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. You can call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online.
This article regarding mediation of your North Carolina workers’ compensation case is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC, that has experience with the workers’ comp mediation process, if you have a workers’ compensation claim that has been scheduled for mediation.