Ironworkers Negotiated Workers' Compensation Program
The Mediation Process
If the Ombudsman does not resolve the problem to your satisfaction within five working days of contacting him, you can request mediation. A request for mediation must be made no later than sixty (60) days after the expiration of the five-day period and any agreed extension thereto. The mediator will meet with you and the insurance carrier and attempt to resolve matters regarding your workers’ compensation claim. The Mediator cannot force you to accept his or her recommendations or require that you sign any documents giving up your rights. He or she can only make suggestions.