Category Archives: Mediation

TEN NEW TIPS FOR GETTING THE BEST RESULTS IN MEDIATION

Published in the Workers’ Compensation Quarterly of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2017) With mediation becoming a more widely used tool in workers’ compensation case resolution, here are some suggestions which will help you get better results and lead to a higher percentage of cases being resolved at mediation. This is a follow-up article to “Eight Quick Tips for Applicants and Defendants to Improve Their Mediations” which appeared at Volume 28, No. 3 of the 2015 Workers’ Compensation Quarterly. Do the mediation on neutral turf. Certainly a mediation can be successful... Read More

Eight Quick Tips For Applicants and Defendants to Improve Your Mediations

Follow these simple suggestions and you will have better success in mediations: AUTHORITY: Defendant should have the person who controls the money present and participating. Not having full settlement authority is the single most important reason mediations do not result in resolution. Applicant should have key advisers such as a spouse or child present as well. Applicant may be called upon to make decisions with profound personal consequences. Having an adviser present helps make the right decision. PAYMENT INFORMATION Defendant should have up-to-date and accurate information about TD (including dates and amounts), PDAs and earnings. If there is a claim... Read More