Your Friday Thought For The Day:
Did you know that when a hearing is requested in a Workers’ Compensation case, the NC Industrial Commission (http://www.ic.nc.gov/claimants.html) automatically orders the parties to mediate first? Mediation is an informal technique to see if the case can be settled before trial. The exceptions to the mediation requirement are:
1. Workers who are not represented by counsel;
2. Expedited medical motions and administrative appeals, and
3. Claims against the state brought by prison inmates.
Have a great weekend!