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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Massachusetts on
Q: In my worker's compensation claim, the employer's side hasn't shown to mediation for the 3rd time. What happens now?

I made the error of writing mediation instead of Conciliation and also it was the insurer's representative not showing. Thank you for your quick response Laura Kiley, I appreciate it

Laura Kiley
Laura Kiley answered on Feb 9, 2021

Are you sure it was the Employer who hasn't shown, or was it the insurer's representative? Was it for a mediation or a conciliation? Mediations are voluntary when it comes to workers compensation so there isn't anything that would require them to attend a mediation. If it was the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Massachusetts on
Q: How long does the first Conciliation conference typically take in a worker's comp case in Massachusetts?

A few hours, a few days, weeks?

Laura Kiley
Laura Kiley answered on Jan 8, 2021

Once a claim is filed it generally takes about 2-3 weeks to get a conciliation date. The actual conciliation itself is usually 10-20 minutes, not much longer.

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