The division strongly encourages workers and employers to resolve disputes over workers compensation benefits by mutual agreement. For this purpose, the division has a full time,
certified mediator to assist workers and employers to reach an agreement on any contested issue. The division's mediation services are free of charge, and mediation conferences can be
set at various locations throughout the state for the convenience of the parties. When practical, mediation conferences can be conducted by teleconference or video conference.
Parties communicate confidentially with the mediator. If the dispute is resolved in mediation, the mediator can produce a written agreement, or an agreed
order, to memorialize the terms of the resolution.
There are no procedural requirements for requesting a mediation conference. Simply call the Mediation Section at (800) 332-0353 or (785) 296-4000. For additional information, download
the Mediation Brochure K-WC-P 100.
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