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What if you lose a workers compensation case at arbitration?

What If You Lose A Workers Compensation Case At Arbitration?

Many states allow an alternative case resolution through a process called arbitration. Some states make it mandatory to go for arbitration however others give an option to go for arbitration or mediation. The condition is that the parties must voluntarily agree to use an arbitrator, and must choose an independent arbitrator. The arbitrator, to whom the case is presented, acts as a judge. After listening to both the parties, he issues the decision. In most cases, the decision of the arbitrator is only considered as a recommendation not final whereas in others, the decision is considered as the final verdict.

If you are living in a state that binds arbitration, the arbitrator’s decision is considered as final and cannot be appealed further. However, i states where the arbitration is not binding for workers’ compensation cases. You can further appeal to the arbitrator’s decision or continue with the litigation. If you choose to appeal arbitration decision means that your case continues forward in litigation. You may want to consult an attorney to determining your chances of success on appeal. You should also consider the emotional and financial implications involved in continuing the litigation.

Professionals at Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A will fight to get you the medical or wage benefits you are entitled to under the law. Employers and Insurance Companies have professionals working for them and there are no fees or costs until you recover. It‘s time for you to hire us to protect your rights.


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