Virginia Workers Compensation Judge: Mediation Works !

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2 hours, where the two sides have been “precise and given the other side, in writing, ALL the numbers for the claim (Temporary Total Disability, Temporary Partial Disability, Permanency, Medical Care, Durable Medical Equipment, Medications, etc.)” then there is a high likelihood that the issues can be narrowed and the claim settled. Even though she is normally a judge sitting in judgment on workers compensation claims all over the Commonwealth, Deputy Commissioner Blevins reminds everyone that “Mediation is a voluntary and confidential informal dispute resolution process where a neutral third party (the Mediator) facilitates communication to assist [the injured worker, their family, the employer, the insurance company and their lawyers] in negotiating an agreeable settlement.” In several posts that follow, we will explore this successful workers compensation claims resolution process in more detail.

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