The lawyers in our Worker’s Compensation Practice Group represent insured and self-insured employers in the investigation and defense of worker’s compensation claims. Our lawyers provide a wide range of services to employers in these matters, including pre-litigation claims handling advice, assistance with navigating the overlapping requirements of worker’s compensation laws and other federal and state employment laws and regulations, representation in workers’ compensation claims and appeals, and representation in litigation involving allegations of retaliation and wrongful termination.
While a significant portion of our firm’s worker’s compensation practice is devoted to representing employers in claims filed under state worker’s compensation statutes, the lawyers in our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group are also experienced in representing maritime employers in Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act and Jones Act claims. These federal laws provide special protections to onshore, nearshore and offshore workers, and they present unique challenges for employers faced with employees’ claims for benefits.
Experienced Defense Counsel for State and Federal Worker’s Compensation Claims
With decades of experience representing employers across a broad spectrum of industries, our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group has successfully defended companies of all sizes against virtually all types of workers’ compensation claims. Our practice encompasses the investigation and defense of claims arising out of:
- Construction accidents
- Dumping and backfill accidents
- Electrocution injuries
- Equipment and heavy machinery accidents
- Exposure to infectious diseases
- Exposure to toxic fumes, chemicals and particulates
- Fires and explosions
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Repetitive stress and repetitive strain injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Vehicle collisions
In addition to providing workers’ compensation claim defense, we routinely represent companies in personal injury and wrongful death litigation arising out of work-related accidents as well. If your company is facing potential exposure beyond the scope of its workers’ compensation coverage, our lawyers will work to ensure that any liability your company may ultimately face is no greater than absolutely necessary.
The lawyers in our Worker’s Compensation Practice Group are members of the Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Alabama Worker’s Compensation Organization, the Alabama Self-Insurer’s Association, the Associated General Contractors, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Alabama and Mobile Homebuilder’s Associations, and numerous other legal and industry organizations. Many of our lawyers also frequently write and speak on topics related to workers’ compensation and other work injury claims.
Speak with a Lawyer in Our Worker’s Compensation Practice Group
For more information about the Worker’s Compensation Practice Group at Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, please contact Practice Group Leader Patrick J. R. Ward or any of the other lawyers in the Practice Group.