Alternate Dispute Resolution
The Office of Adjudication provides settlement conferences, voluntary mediations and informal conferences in litigated workers' compensation cases. These services are provided by workers' compensation judges at no cost to the parties.
If either party files a petition with the Bureau, the assigned workers' compensation judge will schedule the case for mediation. This mediation is mandatory unless the judge concludes that it would be futile.
If the case does not settle through mandatory mediation, the parties may later request additional mediation sessions, a settlement conference or an informal conference. To schedule an additional mediation session or a settlement conference, the parties should jointly contact the assigned judge's office. Requests for informal conferences must be made by filing a Request for Informal Conference form available from any judge's office.
The following list of judges contains links to the mediation procedures followed by those judges.