Lawyers in the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group provide a broad range of legal services to, and aggressive representation of, employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators and insurance brokers regarding the defense of workers’ compensation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to the more traditional defense of workers’ compensation claims related to compensability and disability issues, our lawyers provide legal advice regarding administration of claims, loss prevention, third-party subrogation liens, establishment of safety programs, union negotiations and contract language.
We handle all phases of litigation from the Workers’ Compensation Judge level through all appellate boards and courts. Our workers’ compensation team includes lawyers with expertise in hearing loss claims and occupational disease claims. We have become active in reviewing and commenting upon proposed rules, regulations and legislation in the workers’ compensation area to ensure that our clients’ views are heard. We are also available for seminars regarding Workers’ Compensation Act amendments, case law updates, regulations, administrative procedures and general handling of compensation matters.
It is our philosophy to provide the highest quality legal representation in workers’ compensation matters efficiently, thoroughly and for the lowest possible cost to our clients. Working closely with in-house staff, third party administrators and insurers, we offer training that assists clients in implementing procedures to reduce costs. Once a decision is made to litigate a claim, we aggressively defend our clients’ interests in an effort to minimize losses.
- Obtained a Judge’s decision that denied a Claim against a construction company when the defense presented the employee’s company credit card, showing that he had gone for a hair cut before getting medical treatment for his alleged chemical exposure
- Obtained a Judge’s decision that denied a Claim against an electronics manufacturer when an inspector alleged his low back surgery was work related, but the defense established the injury leading to the surgery had resulted from a sneeze at home
- Obtained a Judge’s decision that denied a Claim against a construction company when a heavy equipment operator alleged back and knee injuries from a car accident, but the defense established his loss of earnings was due to an economic lay off, and not his injuries
- Obtained a Judge’s decision that denied a Claim against a truck manufacturer when an assembly worker alleged there was work-related ringing in his ears (“tinnitus”), and the defense successfully argued it was not a compensable “injury” as the law defines it
- Obtained a Judge’s decision that denied a Claim against a nursing facility when a CNA injured her wrist, but the defense established her loss of earnings was due to a positive drug screening, and not her injury
- Obtained a Judge’s decision that denied a Claim against a quarry when a heavy equipment operator alleged back and knee injuries from a fall, but the defense established his loss of earnings was due to his failure to return to modified duty, and not his injuries