Using Licensed Mediation To Resolve Workers’ Compensation Claims/Cases
Should you look for a licensed mediator, Atlanta, GA, to help you resolve your worker’s compensation case? Licensed Mediation can be the optimal way of resolving worker’s compensation cases that have been open for more than two years, present complex legal, factual or medical issues, require extensive trial time, simply seem “impossible” and can’t seem to move to closure.
Mediation is a powerful settlement tool commonly used in the civil arena, but it’s now gaining high acceptance in worker’s compensation claims, Atlanta, GA because all parties can understand and appreciate its benefits better.
At Bobe & Snell, LLC, we believe that mediation works perfectly in the resolution of worker’s compensation claims. That is why we often ask our clients whether they would be willing to devote a day to a case if they knew that they had an over 80% chance of settling it. That’s what happens in most mediated cases. Therefore, you can resolve your case through mediation if your answer is “yes.”
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a negotiating session that takes place between litigants and their representatives and conducted with the help of a neutral facilitator, usually a licensed mediator, to achieve a resolution of a dispute.
No one can force you to attend or participate in licensed mediation. It is voluntary, and all negotiations are confidential. While litigation involves turning the decision-making process over to a judge, mediation gives parties a perfect opportunity to participate in the resolution of their case.
The mediation session will give you adequate time to understand positions and interests, narrow down issues, and come up with options for resolution. A licensed mediator, Atlanta, GA will help parties to craft the resolution. Besides, he or she will develop the psychological framework in readiness to move the case to closure. The mediator often achieves this by simply listening to provide parties with a day-in-court experience, and that will create a suitable environment to tackle the substantive aspects of the dispute or claim.
Mediation is different from arbitration mainly because the mediator doesn’t decide the case as an arbitrator would do. The mediator should not become an advocate to maintain the effectiveness during mediation. A skilled, licensed mediator, Atlanta, GA can only help parties and their representatives with a “reality check”, if necessary.
Mediation is a powerful and efficient way you can use to resolve difficult issues of worker’s compensation cases or claims. Since it facilitates communication between parties, mediation is an excellent way of not only bringing parties together but also empowering them to resolve their difference by taking control over the outcome.
You can trust our dedicated team of licensed worker’s compensation mediators at Bobe & Snell, LLC, Atlanta, GA, to help you to identify pertinent issues and come up with creative solutions to resolve them. During mediation, each party will have time to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their case with the mediator separately. The mediator assists parties in developing settlement offers and demands and working toward an agreement.
Both parties can save litigation and discovery costs by working to resolve the worker’s compensation claims through mediation before incurring the costs associated with the hearing preparation, expert depositions, and possible appeals. The philosophy of Bobe & Snell, LLC is simple: workers’ compensation mediation works.
A licensed mediator familiar with Georgia worker’s compensation laws and claims and has a lot of experience in handling claims during mediation can help you protect your rights and get the benefits you deserve.
Bobe & Snell, LLC has knowledgeable, experienced and licensed mediators who can help you to reach the best settlement possible at your worker’s compensation mediation.
We have represented injured workers in their claims for compensation throughout Atlanta, GA. Contact us today at 470.268.5802 to discuss your case and the benefits you may be entitled to receive.