Workplace Accidents

Although workplace accidents are the most common type of workers’ compensation claims, there is nothing simple about them. These claims can, and often do, involve compensability and liability issues. Determining factors can include whether the claimed injury was the result of an accident, whether the claimed injury arose out of and in the course of employment, and whether the accident in question caused the claimed injury.  There are also affirmative defenses to consider, such as intoxication/impairment, willful intent to injure himself or another and willful misrepresentation in applying for employment, not to mention procedural defenses such as statute of limitations and insufficient notice. Even compensable injuries involve mitigating issues such as necessity and appropriateness of medical treatment, disability and refusal of suitable employment.  We are well-versed in all issues involved with the defense of your workplace accident claims.