What is Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

Mediation in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases is a process that can be utilized to potentially settle workers’ compensation cases. It is a permanent fixture in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation litigation. Mediation is now mandatory since the 2006 amendments to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. What is the goal of mediation in my workers’ compensation case? The goal of a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case mediation is to settle workers’ compensation claims.  However, mediation can also be used to narrow issues within the…

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Mooney Law settles Carlisle slip and fall work injury for $110,000

Mooney Law recently settled a Carlisle workers comp case for $110,000. This injured worker was a truck driver for a motor carrier in Carlisle. Carlisle is a booming area for the trucking industry with numerous motor carrier facilities and and distribution centers. While working, the trucker slipped and fell in inclement weather while climbing out of the truck. The trucker sustained injuries to the low back, but did not require any surgery. The employer and insurance carrier actually accepted the…

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Offered a workers compensation settlement? Now what?

From time to time, I get calls from prospective clients because they received a workers compensation settlement offer to end their workers compensation claim.  The prospective client received the offer directly from the insurance carrier adjuster.  The adjuster insists the claim is fair and reasonable.  The question I am always asked is --- So now what? First, talk to an experienced workers compensation attorney before ever agreeing to any settlement offer made by an insurance carrier.  Often these settlement offers…

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