How Mandating Mediation Changed Workers’ Comp in Pa.
The Legal Intelligencer
April 17, 2012

Workers’ compensation litigation begins when either an injured worker files a petition seeking benefits, or an employer files a petition seeking to reduce or end its liability to an injured worker. Since 2006, every case in which a petition has been filed must be scheduled for mandatory mediation unless the presiding judge deems mediation to be futile. Full Text