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Workers' Compensation Subrogation

Our workers’ compensation lawyers focus exclusively on recovering worker’s compensation liens for insurance companies and large self-insured companies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and abroad. White and Williams employs the largest group of full-time lawyers who practice this discrete area of the law on a national basis and our lawyers are equipped to handle the nuances of varying state statutes and laws governing worker’s compensation subrogation. We believe in a proactive approach to lien recoveries and are not satisfied with waiting for a third-party attorney to “protect” an insurer’s lien. Our lawyers work to immediately and thoroughly investigate each noticed loss, retain the proper experts and develop theories of liability to pursue, through negotiated resolution, litigation if necessary and arbitration if warranted.

Our lawyers have litigated cases and successfully procured verdicts and recoveries in complex and catastrophic workplace accident cases, including products liability, construction site accident, manufacturing facility loss, maritime accident, aviation accident and trucking accident cases to name a few. Our experience with products liability cases includes, among other things, cases involving injuries caused by defective material handling equipment, industrial machinery, ladders and scaffolds.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are recognized leaders in the industry and are frequent lecturers at national and regional subrogation conferences, seminars and webinars. 

Representative Matters

  • Achieved successful resolution of a multi-million dollar claim in Maryland state court regarding negligent maintenance of wooden railing that resulted in traumatic brain injury to worker who fell and struck his head on stone pool deck below
  • Secured positive resolution in a New Jersey state court negligence case for a workers’ compensation carrier and injured worker against property management and snow removal company for injuries sustained when worker slipped and fell on ice
  • Successfully represented a workers’ compensation carrier jointly with injured worker’s attorney in a complex products liability action against conveyor manufacturer for crush injuries sustained when injured worker’s arm was pulled into unguarded pinch point of a conveyor assembly
  • Represented a workers’ compensation lien on death benefits arising from a fatal plane crash in North Carolina
  • Successfully obtained a six-figure lien reimbursement in a motor vehicle case in Kansas
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a workers’ compensation carrier in a lien reimbursement action filed in federal court centered on dispute over whether Wisconsin or Arkansas law would apply
  • Successfully mediated the reimbursement of workers’ compensation liens employing global resolutions and Medicare Set-Asides
  • Negotiated a six-figure settlement for workers’ compensation carrier at mediation for lawsuit pending in Texas involving complex trucking and construction accident
  • Represents workers’ compensation carriers pursuing recoveries through Arbitration Forums, Inc. from signatory adverse carriers
  • Successfully mediated reimbursement of workers’ compensation liens employing global resolutions and Medicare Set Asides


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