OUR APPROACH TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE IS RESULTS-ORIENTED AND COST CONSCIOUS.
Our practice in workers’ compensation is primarily defense-oriented, since we represent several large, self-insured employers and one national insurance carrier in all state courts in West Tennessee. For these clients, we have handled the defense of all litigation, with annual claims in the range of $3 to $5 million each year. We have extensive summary judgment and trial experience, particularly with complex multiple party (insurer) and second injury fund cases. We also offer subrogation analysis of third-party liability, claims recognition and litigation.
Our reasonable hourly rates and efficiency gained through years of experience result in legal costs to our clients which are significantly less than the industry average in relation to the amount of claims. Our emphasis is on the early determination of compensability, evaluation of liability and disposition of cases as quickly as possible, usually in less than one year within initiation of litigation.
We handle disputes concerning premium audits and collections from the perspective of both carriers and insureds. We provide in-house seminars for our clients on the effect and operation of the 1992 Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Reform Act and all rules and regulations related thereto. We also provide counseling, analysis and evaluation of claims handling and litigation on a regional basis.