Mediation is typically required if a request has been filed for a hearing before the N.C. Industrial Commission. The Clerk to the Industrial Commission will send an order for a mediated settlement conference to all parties along with a letter acknowledging the hearing request.
However, cases involving an injured worker who is not represented by an attorney are mediated only if all parties agree to mediation.
You will have a better chance of success if you have a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney standing up for you at a mediation settlement conference. The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., apply our hands-on experience and knowledge of North Carolina workers’ compensation law to help clients seek the full the workers’ comp benefits they are entitled to by law.