Workers’ Compensation Defense
Tristate Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney
Your Tristate Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney in WV
Any employer workers’ compensation attorney should position clients strategically to handle workers’ compensation issues adeptly. Doing so reduces the administrative burden and financial cost of this statutorily required employee benefit. This includes instituting processes and procedures to decrease the potential for claims and ensure claims are properly administered and aggressively defended.
Workers’ Compensation Defense through Claims Avoidance
The best solution to any problem is to prevent it entirely or limit its reach. Working with an experienced tristate workers’ compensation defense attorney helps to do just that.
Preventing on-the-job injuries and limiting the reach of claims that are filed can best be achieved through strong policies and practices designed to protect workers and effectively manage claims. These include some of the following:
- OSHA and state safety law compliance;
- Strong internal safety best practices;
- Comprehensive employment practices, such as leave, anti-discrimination, and return-to-work programs;
- Coordination of benefits;
- Strategic planning for workers’ compensation claims processing; and
- Arbitration and settlement procedures.
Leaders in WV Workers' Compensation Litigation and Settlement
When either a worker or the employer disagrees with the adjudication of a claim, counsel from an employer workers’ compensation attorney is invaluable.
An experienced workers’ compensation defense attorney uses deep legal and business knowledge to advise clients about when to litigate a disputed claim and when to pursue settlement. At Jenkins Fenstermaker, our attorneys bring decades of experience to the table, experience that spans industries and state lines at all levels of workers’ compensation adjudication including the Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges, the Board of Review, and the Supreme Court of Appeals. We have represented employers, insurers, and claim administrators in virtually all types of litigation, including the following:
- Temporary total disability
- Permanent partial disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Medical treatment
- Permanent total disability
Our workers’ compensation attorneys also represent self-insured employers, claim administrators, and insurers in administrative compliance proceedings before the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner and Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges.
In addition to this extensive background of administrative litigation experience, we provide advice on workers’ compensation settlements, from simple lump sum settlements to complex, structured settlements involving Social Security and Medicare issues.
Develop a Plan with a Tristate Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney
The attorneys of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC focus on providing trustworthy, cost-effective workers' compensation solutions to insurance companies and self-insured employers of all sizes, in any industry.
From our offices in Huntington and Clarksburg, we serve businesses throughout the tristate area. For assistance in navigating workers’ compensation defense in WV including litigation, compliance, or settlement issues, call (304) 523-2100 or (866) 617-4736 toll free to schedule a consultation with a tristate workers’ compensation defense attorney.