OVERVIEW

Robert Caplan has been practicing law for more than 33 years and is a Partner and Team Leader of White and Williams’ Workers’ Compensation Subrogation practice. He has industry leading experience recovering workers' compensation subrogation liens for insurance companies and large self-insured companies in addition to litigating complex personal injury cases on behalf of injured workers. Rob represents clients throughout the United States and has successfully pursued workers' compensation subrogation and personal injury cases involving product defects, construction and workplace accidents in numerous federal and state jurisdictions throughout the country.

In addition to litigating and trying cases, Robert is a frequent lecturer at national and regional conferences held by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) where he is a regular Track Leader for the Workers' Compensation Subrogation Track. Rob also lectures and conducts webinars for insurance companies and large self-insured corporations on issues involving workplace accidents and workers’ compensation subrogation.

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Recognition and Involvement

Recognition & Involvement

Rob is AV® rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system for both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Rob has also been designated as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer”.

Robert was also a two-term, six year Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Credentials

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuits

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 1988

Pennsylvania State University, BA, 1985 

News & Insights

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Paper manufacturing facility involving chemical contamination and arc welding burn fatality case. Obtained substantial confidential personal injury settlement, resulting in largest lien reimbursement ($19 Million Dollars) in jurisdiction’s history.
  • Trucking accident resulting in death and traumatic brain injury to multiple workers. Resulted in 8-figure jury verdict and 100% lien reimbursement in 1% strict contributory jurisdiction.
  • Motor vehicle accident resulting in paraplegia to worker. Resulted in significant settlement, including 100% lien reimbursement.
  • Industrial baking equipment design defect and warnings case, with burn and amputation injuries against foreign manufacturer. Obtained seven figure recovery and 100% lien reimbursement.
  • Commercial riding lawnmower rollover design defect and warnings case resulting in a worker fatality. Obtained substantial confidential settlement and 100% lien reimbursement.
  • Industrial cooling fan design, guarding and warning defect case resulting in amputation. Obtained substantial judgment and 100% lien reimbursement.
  • Industrial wood chipper winch design defect case resulting in multiple amputation and head injury. Obtained seven figure recovery and substantial lien reimbursement in 1% contributory negligence jurisdiction.
  • DOT trucking violation case involving failure of a broken down vehicle to properly re-enter roadway, causing explosion of gasoline tanker and fatal injuries. Late involvement and intervention into mediated settlement negotiations resulting in 100% lien reimbursement.
  • Motor vehicle negligence case involving major soft drink beverage truck driver crossing center line while texting, causing school bus driver with busload of children to run off road, resulting in catastrophic injuries to bus driver. Obtained significant personal injury settlement and 100% lien reimbursement.
  • DOT trucking case involving improper shoulder parking by long-haul truckers resulting in striking vehicle driver/worker’s fatality. Obtained significant personal injury settlement and 100% lien recovery in 1% strict contributory negligence state.
  • Agricultural grain bin sump design defect, warnings and negligence case resulting in leg amputation. Obtained seven figure recovery and 100% lien reimbursement.
  • Crane collapse negligence case resulting in catastrophic personal injuries. Obtained significant personal injury recovery and lien reimbursement in 1% strict contributory jurisdiction.
  • Slip and fall on ice resulting in fracture. Obtained personal injury recovery and full lien reimbursement.

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