As soon as an injured Indiana employee is injured on the job or becomes aware of a work-related medical condition they’ve developed, they may file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer. Once the employer receives the claim, they are required to submit documentation to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The insurer then determines whether to approve, delay, or deny the claim. Depending on their decision, the employee can take any number of actions to push for a larger settlement or appeal the initial denial of the claim.
Like many states, workers’ compensation disputes are encouraged to be negotiated and resolved in a number of ways before resorting to a formal hearing. The mediation process allows both the employee and the employer to come together in the presence of a neutral third-party (known as a “mediator”) to negotiate a fair outcome. By avoiding a lengthy court battle, both parties save valuable time and money in their search for a fair solution.
The skilled workers’ compensation mediation attorneys at Ooley Law understand the importance of achieving a fair resolution quickly and effectively. We are here to support both employers and employees throughout the mediation process, encouraging both parties to share their perspectives so that they may reach an equitable agreement. If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you successfully resolve your workers’ compensation dispute, schedule an initial consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys today.