Although workplace accidents are the most common type of workers’ compensation claims, there is nothing simple about them. Employers need trusted advisors to help them effectively handle claims, resolve issues, and return employees back to a positive work environment as quickly as possible. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are skilled litigators and provide aggressive advocacy for our clients.
Workers’ compensation 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. Affirmative defenses must be considered, such as intoxication/impairment, willful intent to injure oneself 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.
Laws regarding workplace accidents are evolving constantly, and our workers’ compensation team of attorneys and paralegals are committed to keeping you informed about how these changes may affect your business. We are well-versed in all issues involved with the defense of your workplace accident claims.