What Happens in Arbitration?
In Illinois, if you request a trial, the arbitrator will schedule arbitration and our workers’ comp lawyers will continue fighting for what you are entitled to. We will compile evidence that helps build a strong case and proves you are eligible for compensation. We’ll then present the evidence against any evidence your employer has gathered against your claim. The arbitrator will decide whether you are eligible to receive benefits within 60 days, along with the specific amount. However, if the outcome is unfavorable, you are able to appeal the arbitrator’s decision to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
In Missouri, mediation must be scheduled before the trial or final hearing. A hardship mediation will be scheduled if the employer is denying time-off work benefits or paying for medical treatment. During either type of mediation, the administrative law judge will discuss the case with the attorneys, narrow down the matters at issue, and attempt to get those issues resolved. If the hardship issues are not resolved / case does not settle, a final hearing will be scheduled. At the final hearing, we’ll present the evidence against any evidence your employer has gathered against your claim. The administrator law judge will render a decision which can be appealed by either party to the Labor Commission.
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No matter where you are in the workers’ compensation claim process, the Belleville workers’ compensation attorneys at Nelson & Nelson can help! We are dedicated to providing you with expert representation and guidance and we will work tirelessly to help speed up the process and secure a just outcome! Contact Nelson & Nelson today to schedule your free, confidential consultation.