Alternative Dispute Resolution
The ADR Division's goal is to provide the workers' compensation system with an expeditious and efficient alternative to litigation for the resolution of disputes. By filing a Form WC-100 (for settlement) or Form WC-14 (for any issue other than settlement), any party to a claim may request a mediation. Most mediations conducted at the Board involve settlement.
The ADR Division currently has 5 full-time mediators and 3 administrative law judges conducting mediations daily. At this time, most mediations are conducted by videoconference and teleconference, and in-person mediations are available at several locations throughout the state by special arrangement. Additional information (including mediator bios) is available under the Mediation Resources section below.
The ADR Division also handles motions and change of physician requests when a hearing has not been requested, attorney fee approvals pursuant to Form WC-108(a) filings, and other requests.
For more information contact us at (404) 656-2939.