Varying from state to state, workers’ compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with compensation and medical benefits, reducing the litigation between employers and their employees. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents.
Our labor and employment attorneys regularly assist clients with the compliance issues involved in obtaining and sustaining workers’ compensation insurance. With an intimate knowledge of the procedures associated with workers’ compensation administration, claims procedures and litigation, our attorneys work with employers to defend workers’ compensation claims in both administrative and court settings.