Workers' Compensation



Since its founding in 1978, Wilson Elser has forged a reputation as a formidable player in employment practices liability. We also have represented a large number of clients in defense of workers’ compensation matters.

We form close partnerships with third-party administrators, insurance carriers and self-insured employers to help manage related risks and efficiently navigate the labyrinth of workers’ compensation regulations. Recognizing that our clients seek cost-effective handling of these claims, we frequently accommodate them through early assessment of exposure with recommendations for prompt resolution whenever possible. Claims can be settled at the claimant’s deposition during the initial discovery phase, frequently offering the best way to mitigate damages and contain costs.

Our attorneys understand that in workers’ compensation matters what constitutes a “win” likely varies according to a client’s particular circumstances and business needs. As claims arise, we have the wherewithal and commitment to discern how best to proceed, always working collaboratively with our clients to responsibly advance their legal objectives and protect their balance sheets.

Of course, the best defense is to avoid claims in the first place. Along those lines, when requested or where we see a need, our practice attorneys deliver presentations and conduct on-site workshops on the fundamentals and nuances of workers’ compensation matters and the regulatory landscape. We work with human resources managers, corporate counsel and risk managers to help them avoid unnecessary claims and reduce the number of those that, notwithstanding strong risk management protocols, are unavoidable.

Workers’ compensation matters are too important and divergent to assume that “one size fits all.” Much like our approach to general liability, we fully invest ourselves in each case. Perhaps this is why we enjoy an enviable record of success and so many enduring relationships with clients who avail themselves of our employment liability services.