Mediation has evolved as a very successful way of reaching a settlement in Workers' Compensation cases. The main reason seems to be that the process for mediation fits well into the existing Workers' Compensation system on Long Island. While mediation is gaining in popularity, it's never in the best interest of an injured worker to attend settlement mediation without an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer to protect their rights.
What Does a Mediator Do in a Workers’ Compensation Case?
The mediator should be a neutral third party who doesn't have any ties to either party in the session. During the session, each party will be allowed to present their case regarding the primary issues in the complaint.
The goal is for the mediator help keep all parties involved focused on the issues and to facilitate both sides to come to an agreement where neither side wins or loses, but both sides come away with...
Healthcare workers have a heavy load to bear day in and day out. With constant lifting of patients of various weights, heights, and sizes, their body takes a toll. They may be lifting them out of ambulances, wheelchairs, gurneys, vans, and other transportation to the hospitals and clinics they work in. During this process, they receive exposure to contamination that could make them sick or worse.
The Hazard of Healthcare Industry Injuries
With germs, infection, viruses, diseases, and bacteria, they could potentially receive an illness or injury that puts them out of work for a few days, weeks, or months. When a healthcare worker is injured on the job, they can file a Workers’ Compensation claim on their injury.
Receiving Workers’ Comp would help them with the financial expense of tending to their illness or injury and for the days they are not able to work. If you’ve been injured at work, you...