Attorneys in this field are involved in the civil personal injury cases arising from industrial accidents and injuries. These cases include civil matters arising from events such as auto and construction accidents, falls and product defects. The objective is to work with compensation attorneys and/or claims representatives to resolve claims efficiently and to achieve the lowest net payment of benefits possible.
Attorneys in this field often appear at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board on the issue of adequacy of settlements and credits, and in litigation related to Serious and Willful Misconduct Petitions.
The intrinsic conflict between civil fault and workers' compensation principles makes the field of workers' compensation subrogation complicated. It is therefore essential to evaluate risks versus benefits in pursuing each case. Given these complexities, the firm maintains an active program of educational classes and seminars for clients and professional organizations.