What should I expect at mediation for my Defense Base Act (DBA) or Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) claim?
Your mediation will take several hours. You will be present with your lawyer, the mediator, and the opposing party. At some point in time the parties will break up, and you and your lawyer will be in one room and the employer carrier and their lawyer will be in another. The mediator will then go back and forth trying to iron out the issues or reach a settlement agreement.