When cases cannot be settled through negotiations, and trial is not scheduled, Mediation provides another avenue for resolving claims. Mediation allows the injured worker and their family to speak, face to face, with the lawyer for the employer and insurance company, as well as the representatives who may attend. Clients of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU have also welcomed the opportunity to speak to a real workers comp judge, privately and in confidence. DIsabled workers have found that they can get questions answered, avoid cross examination by opposing counsel and get a clear understanding of how the comp judges view cases' value. There is more information at the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission's website.
Several recent cases im which there were no offers to settle before Mediation, elicited significant offers of settlement. One of the advantages of Mediation is that there is no appeal if the case settles. Plus, the Virginia Workers Compensation does not charge any money for Mediation. Private mediators and retired judges often cost thousands of dollars. So for very little cost, the Mediation of a Virginia workplace accident case can yield big results. Plus, we have been able to accomplish things that would not have been possible in court at trial. If you or someone you know or care for has been injured as the result of an on the job car, truck, bicycle or motorcycle crash and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once. Even if we cannot help, we probably know an experienced lawyer near you who can.