Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyers
The attorneys of Poerio & Walter, Inc., have decades of combined experience defending employers and insurance companies against workers’ compensation claims. Our experience spans every imaginable type of workers’ compensation claim, including those involving physical injuries, occupational diseases, emotional injuries, and catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Our workers’ compensation defense lawyers represent a wide variety of self-insured employers and insurance carriers in the areas of workers’ compensation and federal black lung defense litigation. We have well-established procedures and case management tools designed to ensure quality representation at a controlled cost. We aggressively represent clients in cases in which compensation is in question.
Our attorneys have handled all facets of occupational disease and injury claims. We work closely with disability management companies and rehabilitation companies in developing viable job opportunities, to provide injured employees with work within their physical capabilities as part of an effort to return them to the workforce in a productive capacity, and to minimize our clients’ costs.
We also counsel clients regarding loss control methods they can use to reduce their workers’ compensation exposures. We have extensive experience representing employers in proceedings before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the United States Department of Labor Administrative Law Judges, and various state and federal appellate courts. Our clients look to us not only for our in-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation law and our litigation capabilities, but also for our commitment to providing personalized client service.
Service That Sets Us Apart – Small Firm With Big Capabilities
Our workers’ compensation defense attorneys represent employers in a broad range of injuries issues, including:
- Coal mining
- Over-the-road trucking and local trucking
- Heavy manufacturing
- Commercial contractors
- Banks and other financial Institutions
- Specialty and retail food industries
Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Defense
The defense of employers who choose to self-insure their workers’ compensation liabilities presents unique opportunities and challenges. Because we place great focus on the representation of self-insured employers, we are especially adept at the protection of the legal rights of these clients.
Federal Black Lung Defense
Attorney Jim Poerio represents employers and insurance carriers in the defense of federal black lung claims. His knowledge and experience with this area of law dates back more than 25 years; it began when he worked as a law clerk for U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judges, writing decisions in federal black lung cases. His extensive experience in the decision-making process gives him unique insight into the factors that lead to the successful defense of these claims.