Monthly Archives: June 2016

What Role Does Mediation Play in Workers’ Compensation Cases?

Mediation has evolved as a very successful way of reaching a settlement in Workers' Compensation cases. The main reason seems to be that the process for mediation fits well into the existing Workers' Compensation system on Long Island. While mediation is gaining in popularity, it's never in the best interest of an injured worker to attend settlement mediation without an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer to protect their rights.

What Does a Mediator Do in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

The mediator should be a neutral third party who doesn't have any ties to either party in the session. During the session, each party will be allowed to present their case regarding the primary issues in the complaint.The goal is for the mediator help keep all parties involved focused on the issues and to facilitate both sides to come to an agreement where neither side wins or loses, but both sides come away with...
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Why Should You Purchase Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

For employers on Long Island and throughout the state of New York, Workers’ Compensation insurance plans offer protection for most of the expenses you may incur when employees are injured on the job.These expenses include:
  • Medical care injury or illness as long as it is directly related to performance of duties on the job
  • Temporary or permanent disability payments to the employee if the injury or illness prevents them from working
  • Death benefits for the employee’s family if the injury or illness leads to the death of the employee
Many plans also offer legal representation for the employer should litigation or arbitration arise as a result of the employee's work-related injury or illness, as well as protections from lawsuits against employees as a result of injuries or illnesses incurred by their employees on the job. To find out more about these types of plans, you can contact Robert Golan’s Long...
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